A 25-year-old Clemson University student has been arrested and charged with homicide in the death last year of an unnamed child. Richard Brandon Lewis of Clinton, S.C. was taken into custody on campus Friday morning.
He is charged with the October, 2009, murder of a 16-month-old girl, which occurred, according to state police, at a home in Laurens County. The girl's mother, Ashley Hepburn was arrested last year in connection to the child's death.
According to the arrest warrants from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Lewis caused the death "by committing child abuse or neglect." In addition, he's accused of "aiding and abetting another person to commit child abuse or neglect."