York coroner holding inquest in newborn’s death

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast

FORT MILL, S.C. — The York County coroner is holding an inquest to determine how a newborn died at a birthing center in Fort Mill earlier this year.

Coroner Sabrina Gast told local media that a jury of six people will be chosen Thursday to consider the evidence.

Daxton Lee Green died shortly after being born Jan. 20 at the Carolina Community Maternity Center in Fort Mill. Gast said a preliminary autopsy showed no signs of trauma.

She said the jury will consider witness testimony and documents. She says it’s just the second inquest she’s held in her 10 years as coroner.

Few details on the newborn’s death have been released.

Gast said the child’s manner of death could be ruled as undetermined, natural, suicide, homicide and accidental.

No charges have been filed.