A South Carolina father is accused of letting his 1-year-old daughter burn to death while fleeing cops after a highway chase.
News media reports that 26-year-old Imhotep Osiris Norman was charged with homicide by child abuse.
Imhotep Osiris Norman: “I just know that the car wasn’t on fire when I got out the car,” he added, also saying “if I couldn’t get my daughter out of that car I wouldn’t have got out.”
— KMOV (@KMOV) April 15, 2019
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 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. More
Let me see if I can sum up what really happened here. He had his foot to the floor on the accelerator and the car wouldn’t stop. Then the engine started to overheat then it blew up and caught fire. When the car stopped I jumped out and said everyone for themselves and ran like crazy.
— rcardone (@car_done) April 15, 2019
What a horrible way for this child to die! On fire or not, he still ran! He knew full well that when he ran he was leaving his baby alone, but decided to run anyway! He’s a coward plus a murderer.