Seems Mom asked dad STEVEN HOWARD TRAMMELL to babysit for just a short time--just long enough for her to run to the store and get diapers.
Well, it seems that this comparatively brief period of time was long enough for this clueless f*** to "swing" a 3-month-old baby around and fracture her skull. The baby also had fractures in her legs. The baby died as a result of the blunt force trauma to her head.
Why is this nitwit being charged with just manslaughter?
Manslaughter charge filed in Tecumseh baby’s death
By Kim Morava
Posted Jan 20, 2011 @ 01:30 AM
SHAWNEE, Okla. — A Tecumseh father has been formally charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of his 3-month-old daughter.
Steven Howard Trammell, 33, was charged Wednesday in Pottawatomie County District Court.
A $50,000 bond also was set and later posted for Trammell, who had been jailed at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center without bail on a murder complaint since Jan. 6.
Felony information alleges Trammell, on Jan. 5, caused the death of his daughter, Lydia Trammell, “without a premeditated design to effect death.”
According to the filing, Trammell is accused of causing her death by an act of domestic abuse. The charge alleges he was “swinging” his daughter, which caused her head to strike an unknown object.
Lydia, who was hospitalized Jan. 5, died the following day at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. The state medical examiner’s office determined cause of the baby’s death was blunt force head trauma.
District Attorney Richard Smothermon said his office files charges based on evidence and statements given by parties involved. The probe, which was conducted by law enforcement and the Department of Human Services, resulted in the manslaughter filing.
“It was determined this crime best fit the evidence,” Smothermon said.
The investigation in this case began when the Tecumseh Police Department received a call about 11 a.m. Jan. 6 from Children’s Hospital doctors reporting a case of child abuse from the Tecumseh area.
An arrest affidavit shows physicians determined the child had a skull fracture and leg injuries — two broken tibias and a broken femur.
An investigation was launched which led to the father’s arrest.
According to an arrest affidavit in the case, the child’s mother, Sandra Trammell, had gone to the store to get diapers Jan. 5 and returned home to find Trammell on the floor using a suction bulb to clear the baby’s mouth. Both parents took the baby about 7 p.m. Jan. 5 to Unity Health Center with respiratory distress and she was transferred by ambulance to Children’s Hospital.
Trammell’s next court date hasn’t yet been scheduled.