SC baby sitter charged after 3-year-old girl dies

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - A 23-year-old South Carolina woman has been charged after authorities say she beat a child in her care.

Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that Erica Butts has been charged with homicide by child abuse.

Authorities say they found the toddler unresponsive Tuesday night at a Summerville subdivision. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Butts was charged after authorities say an autopsy showed the girl died from full body trauma.

The baby has not been identified, but authorities say her mother is in Michigan and is raising money to return to South Carolina. Authorities say Butts and the girl are not related.

Butts was being held at the Charleston County jail awaiting a bond hearing. It was not immediately known if she had an attorney.

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RogueKnight 11/05/09 - 09:39 am
Turn about is fair play.

Turn about is fair play.

Rolling Eyes
Rolling Eyes 11/05/09 - 09:48 am
How could anybody do this to

How could anybody do this to a child? If this woman is found guilty I hope that she'll get the death penalty!

Reality 11/05/09 - 12:16 pm
Well ,Butts is an a**, no

Well ,Butts is an a**, no excuse for hurting a child. There is a special place for her... The baby's mother is in Michigan trying to raise funds to return to SC, what's up with that????????????

savoy_savoy 11/05/09 - 03:01 pm
This totally saddens

This totally saddens could a GROWN person beat a TODDLER, which in my opinion is still a so sad. I wish I knew them so I could've helped in some way.

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