Man Charged In Baby's Death Previously Convicted 1-24-2011 - FOX Carolina 21

Man Charged In Baby's Death Previously Convicted 1-24-2011

By FOX Carolina Staff
GREENVILLE, S.C.A Greer father accused of killing his 5-month-old daughter has been convicted of killing another daughter 17 years ago.
Greenville County deputies said that Daron Davis, 42, was arrested Friday and charged with after an investigation revealed that he had severely injured his 5-month-old daughter earlier in the week.
Deputies said that the baby was placed on life support on Jan. 19, but she died at 7:32 p.m. Sunday.
Davis is charged with homicide by child abuse. He is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center.
Davis was convicted of homicide by child abuse in the death of his 11-month-old daughter in Duncan in 1994. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but only served half of that sentence.
When questioned about Davis' early release, the solicitor's office said the sentencing was more lenient 17 years ago, and convicts did not have to serve the majority of their sentence. The Department of Corrections said Davis was released early on work credit.
"It's a very sad time to know that this individual had been convicted of an offense of the same magnitude and now another loss of a small child," said Sam Cureton, of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.
Originally, the Greer Police Department was handling the latest case against Davis, but the victim's grandmother works for the city. The department handed the case to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office for investigation.

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