SC man accused of fatally slamming 14-month-old son into wall, furniture

A South Carolina man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his young son, who died on Christmas Eve.

Ashton Clark, 24, has been charged with homicide by child abuse days after authorities said he slammed his 14-month-old son’s head into a wall and then, threw him into furniture.

WLOS reported the child was taken to a pediatric intensive care unit last Saturday.

Clark was initially charged with child abuse to inflict great bodily harm, but his charges were upgraded after his son died on Tuesday, according to police.

The coroner’s office ruled that he was killed by blunt force trauma to his head. An autopsy was set for Thursday.

Authorities didn't immediately say what they believe motivated the attack. Clark was denied bond and remains in jail at the Greenville County Detention Center.

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