The death of a child rocked the Myrtle Beach hotel

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Man causes baby to die by shaking him while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, lawyer says

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                A North Carolina man is headed to jail after causing the death of his baby while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to Fifteenth Circuit attorney Jimmy Richardson. Geames Kena Ratliff, 40, of Hamlet , North Carolina, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on a child.  (Video above: Morning headlines from WYFF News 4) A judge has sentenced Ratliff to 150 months in prison.  In August 2019, Ratliff was on vacation in Myrtle Beach with the baby's mother and her other children.  Investigators said Ratliff took the baby from the couple's shared hotel room and was alone with the baby when she was knocked unconscious.  The boy was taken by ambulance to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he died the following day.  In other news: 18-year-old dies after SUV takes off, crashes into pole, police say Police find razor blades in gas pump handles, officials say Greenville releases new guidelines for future development Child had injuries consistent with being shaken, investigators said.  "The death of a child is always tragic, but one caused by intentional injury is especially tragic," said Leigh Waller, a senior assistant prosecutor who prosecuted the case.  Thanks to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, State Division of Law Enforcement and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for their assistance in this case. 


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                <strong class="dateline">MYRTLE BEACH, SC —</strong>                                            A North Carolina man is headed to jail after causing the death of his baby while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

Geames Kena Ratliff, 40, of Hamlet, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on a child.

(Video above: Morning headlines from WYFF News 4)

A judge sentenced Ratliff to 150 months in prison.

In August 2019, Ratliff was on vacation in Myrtle Beach with the mother of the baby and their other children.

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Fifteenth Circuit Attorney Jimmy Richardson

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Investigators said Ratliff took the baby from the couple’s shared hotel room and was alone with the baby when he was knocked unconscious.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he died the following day.

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The child had injuries consistent with being shaken, investigators said.

“The death of a child is always tragic, but one caused by intentional injury is especially tragic,” said Leigh Waller, a senior assistant prosecutor who prosecuted the case. Thanks to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, State Division of Law Enforcement and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for their assistance in this case.

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The death of a child rocked the Myrtle Beach hotel

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