I-TEAM: Documents shed light on Augusta 12-year-old’s death
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - New information has been uncovered about the death of a 12-year-old boy from the Division of Family and Children Services.
Warrants accuse his mother, Jasmine Camp and her boyfriend, Clarence Brown, of punishing the child to death while other children in the home had to listen.
The new documents reveal a different reason for Derrick’s punishment. According to a report, mom said it was because Camp “stole jelly packs out of the cabinet.”
She allegedly told Richmond County deputies it was because he had an inappropriate photo on his phone.
The documents also report “old and new bruises from past and current beatings,” alleging a possible pattern of abuse — not just this one incident.
Brown paints a similar picture. He tells the agency he “had concerns in the past about her whooping Derrick too hard” before, adding he “always intervenes because sometimes she goes too hard.”
Even with this alleged pattern of abuse, the agency shows no prior history with Jasmine Camp.
However, the report indicates her family just moved here in March. The Division of Family and Children Services is a state agency in Georgia, so it would not have any incidents on record with other agencies in other states.
The I-TEAM will be checking Camp’s out-of-state address to see if there are any corresponding records.
We’ll keep you posted.
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