Court hearing scheduled for Chesterfield Co. mother charged in death of her baby


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the Chesterfield County mother charged in connection to the death of her 11-month-old daughter.

According to court records, the hearing for Breanna Lewis is scheduled for July 18 at 10 a.m. at the Cheraw Magistrate’s Office. Lewis, who was initially charged with improper disposal of human remains and filing a false police report, has subsequently been charged with homicide by child abuse after her daughter, Harlee, was found dead in a garbage bag inside a diaper box on May 29. The 19-year-old Lewis is accused of lying to police, claiming her daughter was kidnapped by a stranger who assaulted her as she was getting her mail.

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A gag order has been issued in the case. Lewis previously waived her right to appear at a bond hearing in a Chesterfield County court on June 14.

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