Upstate man charged in 7-month-old niece's death

McKenzie Lee Turner (Photo:
McKenzie Lee Turner (Photo:

OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - A Seneca man has been charged in the death of his 7-month-old niece.

Amy Genesis Stashluk, of Fairplay, was found not breathing at her aunt and uncle's home in Seneca, according to the coroner.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said that just after 4:30 a.m. Sunday, EMS was called to the home on Hick's Lane.  Amy was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead Monday night.

Addis said doctors at GMH found that Amy had a non-accidental head injury.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Department was notified and continues to investigate this incident.

The arrest warrant said that sometime on Oct. 13 or 14, McKenzie Lee Turner dropped and shook Amy, causing traumatic injury.

Turner is charged with homicide by child abuse.  He is being held in the Oconee County Detention Center.

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