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Greenwood father charged in death of infant daughter

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Quentico Dunlap, prior mugshot. (Courtesy: Greenwood Co. Detention Center) Quentico Dunlap, prior mugshot. (Courtesy: Greenwood Co. Detention Center)
A family photo of Takari with her big sister. (Courtesy LaTidra Chiles) A family photo of Takari with her big sister. (Courtesy LaTidra Chiles)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenwood father faces murder/ homicide by child abuse charges after investigators said a two-month-old girl died as the result of a homicide.

Coroner Sonny Cox said Monday that Takari Louise Dunlap died the afternoon of March 13 at Greenville Health System.

Cox said the child died as the result of the head injury that occurred at an address on East Durst Avenue.

Greenwood County deputies said they were called to Self Regional Hospital on March 9, where doctors told them Takari was on life support with a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain, internal bruising and other injuries.

Deputies said the Takari's father, Quentico Dunlap, 22, of Grendel Avenue was looking after the child when the injury occurred.

The mother said she returned to work to find the baby crying and screaming and that the child's arm was twitching, investigative reports state.

The family advised the mother to take Takari to the ER, where deputies were called, reports state.

The child was airlifted to Greenville Health System's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where she later died, reports state.

Deputies said a joint investigation with the Special Victims/ Child Fatality Unit with SLED revealed that Dunlap caused the injuries that led to Takari's death.  Dunlap was arrested on March 20 and charged with murder/homicide by child abuse, according to investigative reports.

FOX Carolina spoke with Takari's mother Latidra Chiles said she never thought Dunlap would hurt his own child.

Dunlap is currently being held in the Greenwood County Detention Center without bond.

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