Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Charges Westminster Man and Woman with Homicide by Child Abuse

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Westminster man and woman with one count each of Homicide by Child Abuse. 30 year-old Ronnie Glenn Christen has been in the Oconee County Detention Center since October of last year on a charge of Unlawful Neglect of a Child related to the same investigation. 22 year-old Molly Morgan Spivey was also arrested in October of last year on a charge of Unlawful Neglect of a Child, according to investigators. Due to additional evidence and information gathered, investigators were able to obtain the additional arrest warrants against Spivey and Christen for Homicide by Child Abuse in addition to the original Unlawful Neglect charges. After posting bond and being released, Spivey was arrested again Monday on the new charge and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center. At this time, both Christen and Spivey remain in custody. Spivey was denied bond on the Homicide charge and she is scheduled to appear before a Circuit Court Judge. According to arrest warrants, the cause of death for the child was blunt force head trauma.