Sunday, September 6, 2015

Dad charged with murder in death of 2-month-old daughter (Hamilton, Ohio)

Dad identified as PHILIP CUNNINGHAM.

Father charged with murder in baby daughter's death in Ohio

Metro Creative Connection
By Associated Press
Posted: 09/03/15, 1:39 PM EDT | Updated: 2 days ago

HAMILTON (AP) — The father of a 2-month-old baby girl who police say was shaken and died two days later has been indicted on charges of murder and child endangering in southwest Ohio.

Court documents show 27-year-old Phillip Cunningham of Hamilton was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County grand jury in the July death. Court records don’t list an attorney for Cunningham.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that a police detective testified at a court hearing that Cunningham told him he shook the infant for more than a minute because she wouldn’t stop crying. She died later at an area hospital.

A deputy coroner testified the baby had two skull fractures and retinal hemorrhaging consistent with a shaking motion and the head hitting a hard surface. She ruled the death a homicide.