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Man Charged in Child's Death Faces New Abuse Claim

6:32 PM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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Aqien Miller (Image: Richland County Detention Center)

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies say a man charged in the death of his son is now facing charges of abusing his daughter.

Officers announced Friday they've charged 22-year-old Aqien Jamar Miller with abuse/to inflict great bodily injury upon a child.

According to deputies, between May and September of last year, Miller shook and squeezed his one-year-old girl causing serious injuries to her.

Earlier this week, he was charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of his seven-week-old son. The child was brought to the hospital last Friday unresponsive, and died a day later.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the boy died of blunt force trauma.

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