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Foster father gets probation after toddler drowned in Upstate community pool

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Za'Marion Wilcox (Source: Family) Za'Marion Wilcox (Source: Family)
Travis Wagner in court (Mar. 29, 2017/FOX Carolina) Travis Wagner in court (Mar. 29, 2017/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Solicitor's Office said a man was sentenced to probation after his foster son drowned in a pool in September 2016.

The tragedy occurred at the Partridge Ridge Subdivision on Duncan Chapel Road when officials said 2-year-old Za'Marion Wilcox fell into the water.

His foster father, 37-year-old Travis Henry Wagner, was charged with homicide by child abuse in connection with the case. Deputies said Wagner failed to properly supervise Za'Marion for a significant period of time, allowing him to drown.

An investigator testified in court that Za'Marion was circling the pool while Wagner was in the water and the boy pulled a towel over his head, falling into the water with the towel.

The Solicitor's Office said Wagner pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful neglect of a child and was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison suspended down to two years of probation.

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