Toddler Homicide: Mom’s boyfriend charged in Greenville Co.

Michael Deanthony Latimer Jr.
Michael Deanthony Latimer Jr.

A 26 month old girl’s death has been ruled a homicide by the Greenville Co. Coroner.

Destiny Denise Jackson died from a non-accidental head injury on Jan 11.

The coroner’s report says the injury took place at an apartment at Westgate Manor on January 4.

Deputies have arrested the mother’s live-in boyfriend, Michael Deanthony Latimer Jr.

He is charged with homicide by child abuse.

Investigators say Latimer was caring for the toddler when the injuries happened.

The coroner says the injuries were not accidental. Latimer was charged on January 5 with child abuse w/ great bodily injury, but his charges were upgraded when the child died.

Latimer was denied bond Tuesday and is currently being held in the Greenville County Detention Center.

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