Friday, July 26, 2013

Dad charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 2-month-old daughter, facing trial next month (Waterloo, Iowa)

Dad is identified as TREVOR EUGENE SMITH. No mention here of a mother in the home.

Father faces trial in baby daughter's death
UPDATED 10:06 AM CDT Jul 23, 2013

WATERLOO, Iowa —The trial for an Iowa Falls man charged with killing his daughter has been delayed until next month.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier newspaper reported Tuesday that the trial for 27-year-old Trevor Eugene Smith had been set to begin this week.

Smith is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.

The trial was postponed until Aug. 27 to give lawyers more time to prepare.

Prosecutors said Smith was caring for his 2-month-old daughter, Aubriana Christian, last September in Waterloo when she stopped breathing.

Doctors later determined the girl had a brain bleed that wasn't caused by an accident. She died Oct. 2 after being removed from life support.