Cortavia Smith
Cortavia Smith

Hearing scheduled in 2018 death of Columbia baby

A Columbia man accused in the death of his six-month-old daughter was scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Tuesday morning.

Cortavia Smith, 23, is charged with abuse of a child resulting in death.

Court documents say Smith told police he accidentally kicked his baby girl at a home on Switzler Street in 2018, then took her to a gas station. She went into cardiac arrest and died.

Smith was charged with second degree murder at one point. The trial is set for Oct. 22.

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