Grandma never feared missing SC boy would be hurt

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The grandmother of a missing South Carolina toddler says she disagreed with her headstrong daughter over parenting styles but never feared the boy would be harmed.

Jocelyn Jennings Nelson testified Wednesday that she felt her daughter was trying to rebel against strict house rules after moving back into the family home. But Nelson said that she never saw Zinah Jennings hurt the boy.

Amir Jennings was 18 months old when he was last seen around Thanksgiving. His mother has refused to tell police where he is. She is charged with illegal conduct of a child.

A high school friend testified last week Jennings told her she was stressed and considered selling or giving away her son.

Jennings gave birth to a second child last week.

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