Once again, we have a "caretaking" father who went off on a crying baby and killed her. Notice that this idiot had to call the mother to find out what to do, and SHE had to tell him to call 911. Also appears that this wasn't the first time the idiot shook the baby either.
This is why we need long, extended PAID maternity leaves in this country....
In reality, whether you want to blame nature, nurture or both, there are not a lot of men who can deal with infant care. Male caretakers (especially fathers) DOMINATE the shaken baby/abusive head trauma statistics, and nearly every study has shown this.
Dad is identified as TREVOR EUGENE SMITH.
UPDATE: Father admitted to shaking baby before she died
7 hours ago • By JEFF REINITZ
WATERLOO, Iowa --- An Iowa Falls man told police he shook his infant daughter because she wouldn't stop crying.
The child, 2-month-old Aubriana Christian, later died of injuries consistent with shaking, according to court records.
On Tuesday, a judge increased bond for the father, 27-year-old Trevor Eugene Smith, when he appeared in court on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.
Bond had been originally set at $350,000, but District Associate Judge Joseph Moothart upped it to $600,000 at the request of Assistant County Attorney Linda Fangman.
Fangman asked for the increase because of the seriousness of the charge.
Flanked by Public Defender Aaron Hawbaker, Smith said little during his short courtroom appearance aside disclosing his home mailing address and phone number.
Moothart set a tentative preliminary hearing date for Jan. 25.
Smith, an Iowa Falls native, was living in Waterloo for a brief time in the fall when the incident with his daughter occurred.
He later returned to Iowa Falls and had been living there until his arrest on Monday evening.
Although the child died in October, officers didn't make the arrest until this week because investigators were awaiting the outcome of medical reports, said Capt. Tim Pillack with the Waterloo Police Department.
According to court records, Smith was caring for his daughter at a Wellington Street apartment on Sept. 26 when he called 911.
He told officers that he was feeding the baby a bottle when she “went stiff and had trouble breathing,” court records state.
She was taken to Covenant Medical Center and then flown to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Doctors said the child was suffering from a brain bleed consistent with non-accidental trauma. She was later removed from life support and died Oct. 2.
Smith later admitted that he shook the girl on two occasions because she wouldn't stop crying.
First-degree murder is punishable by life in prison without parole upon conviction. The child endangerment charge carries up to 50 years in prison.