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One year old dies of injuries from abuse
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- A one year old child is dead after deputies say she was thrown against the wall two weeks ago by her mother's boyfriend.
The State Attorney's Office has confirmed that the victim has passed away in the hospital.
Family friends say the victim was a one year old girl who was sent to the hospital with brain and liver injuries, and severe bruising.
The girl's mother, Demetria Johnson is behind bars.
So is Jeffrey Simmons, who family friends say was Johnson's boyfriend.
Deputies say Simmons grabbed the little girl by the neck and threw her into a crib.
Both suspects are charged aggravated child cruelty.
The State Attorney is reviewing the case to see if the case...
Charges could be upped to first degree murder for both suspects.
That would carry a life penalty.