Ohio man cleared in child’s homicide

Published 9:50 am Thursday, November 19, 2009

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — An Ohio man has been found not guilty of homicide by child abuse in the 2007 death of his daughter in South Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported a jury in Conway deliberated three hours Wednesday before clearing 26-year-old Miles Ferguson of Portsmouth.

He had been accused of killing 5-week-old Mylee Ferguson while on a family vacation in Myrtle Beach.

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Prosecutors said Ferguson shook his child while alone with her July 29, 2007.

Defense attorneys said the baby suffered from a serious medical condition that occurred at birth.

Defense attorney Morgan Martin says Ferguson has lived through a nightmare.

Prosecutor Candice Lively was not available for a comment after the trial.