Suspect accused of 'viciously' beating girlfriend's child with belt, phone chargers
WMBF / Darlington County
Katherine Fullard, Lamontio Kirksey

via WMBF:

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WMBF) -- A mother has been arrested, and deputies are searching for her boyfriend after authorities said he “viciously abused” her child.

Darlington County Special Victims Unit investigators said 31-year-old Lamontio Kirksey brutally beat the child with belts, drop cords and phone chargers. Kirksey is wanted for unlawful neglect of a child.

They said the child was recently taken to a local hospital and was unresponsive and needed extensive medical treatment.

Investigators arrested the mother of child, 30-year-old Katherine Fullard, because they believe she allowed Kirksey to abuse the child. Fullard is charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

The age of the child was not disclosed.

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