January 22, 2010
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Lexington, SC (The Weekly Vice) – Lexie Dial III, an 18-year-old Lexington man was jailed after he allegedly shook his 5-month-old son to death after the child failed to learn to walk quickly enough.
According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Dial and his son, Joshua Hunter Dial, were at home alone together on Tuesday when Dial decided to teach his son 5-month-old son to walk.
Investigators say Dial became frustrated with the boy when it seemed his son wasn't able to get the hang of walking.
Dial reportedly grabbed the child underneath his armpits and then shook him so violently that he almost immediately went unconscious, suffering from severe brain trauma around 8:00 p.m.
The infant was rushed to the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead Wednesday around 2:00 p.m. Doctors say he died from “subdural hemorrhage and cerebral edema as a result of blunt-force, closed-head injury”. In other words, from shaken baby syndrome.
Dial was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center and charged with homicide by child abuse. His bond amount has not yet been set.
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