Suspects Arrested for Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child

Charquez Giles and Latonia Clemons were arrested

Suspects Arrested for Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child

Date:           July 10, 2021
Time:          10:42 am
Location:    2201 N Dixie Highway, Lake Worth

PBSO detectives assumed this death investigation from the Riviera Beach Police Department.

Investigation determined that the child’s paternal aunt, received a knock at her door.  Upon opening the door she discovered the child on the front doorstep in a car seat with no one else around.  The aunt was advised by other family members that the child needed help and should be brought to the hospital.  The aunt drove the child to St. Mary’s Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner determined that the cause of death is determined to be fentanyl and cocaine intoxication with manner of death being homicide.

Probable cause to arrest Charquez Giles and Latonia Clemons was developed.  Both were arrested today, August 26, 2021 and transported to the Palm Beach County Jail to face charges of Third Degree Felony Murder, Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child and Neglect of a Child.

Once they both attend first appearance their probable cause affidavits will be available from the PBC Clerk’s Office.

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