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3-year-old Florence girl dies; 2 relatives charged

Jan 27, 2011 7:12:00 AM - thestate.com
Two relatives have been charged with homicide by child abuse after a 3-year-old Florence County girl died.

Florence County Coroner M.G. Matthews says a relative brought Tylashia Grant to a Florence hospital Tuesday afternoon after she suffered severe burns and was unresponsive.

Sheriff's deputies have charged the girl's great-aunt and a cousin. Forty-two-year-old Jeraldine Brockington and 23-year-old Kesha Grant of Florence are being held in the Florence County jail. It was unclear if they have attorneys.

Matthews says an autopsy was being conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to determine the cause of death.

The maximum penalty is for a conviction is life in prison.