Once again, we have to read between the lines. Notice that the murdered girl's mother filed a paternity suit back in 2007--which would have been shortly after the girl's birth. So obviously, dad MATHEW CARR had no real pre-existing relationship with the mother and the child within a family unit. Yet HE STILL HAD ACCESS. Court-ordered, I'd imagine. But even if it wasn't, there is so much pressure these days on mothers to "encourage" a relationship between their children and their children's sperm donor, er, FATHER. And too often, this "relationship" ends up being a total disaster....
Bail Denied For Father Charged In 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Death
February 29, 2012 12:24 PM
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 5-year-old child dies in Northwest Baltimore and city police say it was no accident.
Monique Griego reports her father is now charged with her murder.
Police aren’t saying much about the case. But they say it started with a frantic effort to save the little girl’s life and is now a murder investigation.
Police say it happened in the 3400-block of Callaway Avenue in Northwest Baltimore. Police aren’t releasing many details about the case but say on Monday, Mya Carr, 5, was taken to the hospital and later died, the victim of a homicide.
“Police car was sittin’ there but the lights weren’t on. But I just thought they were looking around for somebody,” said Clarence Hall.
According to court documents, her father, Mathew Carr, 22, was taken into custody on Tuesday. He’s charged with murder. Carr was denied bail Wednesday morning because officials say he is a threat to public safety and a flight risk.
Residents say this neighborhood is normally quiet and those WJZ spoke with were saddened to learn that a child had died.
“Who wants to hear about a child, you know, getting hurt or, you know, anything happening to ‘em? You know what I mean, breaks anybody’s heart who’s got any heart at all,” Hall said.
According to court records, Mya’s mother filed a paternity suit against Carr in 2007. He was ordered to pay support.
In addition to first-degree murder, Carr faces a host of other charges, including child abuse, assault and reckless endangerment. Investigators haven’t said how the girl was killed.
Carr was represented by a public defender. He doesn’t have a prior record, and he waived his right to a public reading of charges. No family members were present during Carr’s bail review.
WJZ will keep you updated on this story as details are released.