Grandmother and father found guilty in child’s ‘08 death

PICKENS — A father and grandmother charged in the death of a 22-month-old child in 2008 were found guilty last Friday in a Pickens County courtroom.
Thirteenth Circuit Judge D. Garrison Hill sentenced Donna Lynn Phillips, the victim’s grandmother, to 25 years imprisonment in the S.C. Department of Corrections along with a concurrent six-month sentences for contempt of court. Jamie Morris, the victim’s father, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, suspended to eight years with two years credited for time served.
Phillips and the child’s mother, Latasha Honeycutt, faced a jury last week on charges of homicide by child abuse. Morris was charged with aiding and abetting homicide by child abuse. Honeycutt was found not guilty.