Dad is identified as DEMANTE PALMER. He says he shook the baby because she was crying.
Father charged in death of infant girl
BALTIMORE (WMAR) - A Baltimore man is facing charges of child abuse and murder in the death of his 6-month-old daughter.
Demante Palmer was charged with first and second degree attempted murder, child abuse, assault, and reckless endangerment after his daughter, Olivia was shaken so violently she suffered brain damage.
Police responded to to the initial call on May 22, for a non-breathing baby. Medics took Olivia to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics Hospital where she was revived. Olivia succumbed to her injuries on May 27.
Palmer told police that he shook the baby because she would not stop crying.
Police are now working with the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office to upgrade the charges.