Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dad charged with murder in beating death of 6-month-old daughter (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Was this father alone with this baby in a hotel room? There is no mention of a mother present whatsoever.

Dad is identified as TODD BODERICK.

Charlotte father charged in death of 6-month-old daughter

By April Bethea

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

A Charlotte man is charged with murder after police say he physically assaulted his six-month-old daughter, leading to the child’s death.

The infant was rushed to the hospital Saturday evening after police say they received a call that the girl was not breathing at a hotel on Tuckaseegee Road. She was later pronounced dead by hospital staff. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Wednesday that an investigation showed that the girl’s father, 25-year-old Todd Boderick had assaulted the girl prior to her death.

Boderick was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with first-degree murder.

He is being held without bond in the Mecklenburg County jail and is expected to make an initial court appearance on Thursday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the department’s homicide unit is still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.