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A South Carolina father is being accused by police of letting his 1-year-old daughter burn to death inside the back of his flaming vehicle while trying to flee officers on foot after a highway chase.
Imhotep Osiris Norman, 26, of Spartanburg, is now facing a homicide by child abuse charge stemming from the incidents alleged to have unfolded Friday. If convicted on the felony charge, he could be sentenced anywhere from 20 years to life in prison, The State newspaper reports.
The article goes on to state the following:
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says officers first attempted to pull over Norman at around 10 p.m. in Greenville County after he was clocked doing 67 mph in a 45 mph zone. When Norman reportedly failed to stop, they gave chase and noticed that smoke and sparks were coming from his vehicle while it was barreling along Interstate-85.
The car eventually caught fire and Norman abandoned it, taking off on foot, according to Fox Carolina.
Police: Man fleeing police left child to die in burning car https://t.co/7IcxROEg0M
The car then burst into flames and 26-year-old Imhotep Osiris Norman fled on foot when it rolled to a stop. Investigators then found the body 1-year-old Xena Rah’Lah Norman in the car’s back seat pic.twitter.com/4vMqa2N3CZ
— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) April 15, 2019
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