Friday, August 13, 2010

Dad charged with killing 5-month-old daughter (Central City, Kentucky)

Dad MICHAELS CALLAHAN has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his 5-month-old daughter. Appears the baby died from abusive head trauma.

Father charged with killing 5-month-old daughter
Posted: Aug 13, 2010 1:53 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 13, 2010 1:53 PM CDT

Posted by Rich Miller

CENTRAL CITY, KY (WFIE) - A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his five-month-old daughter.

Central City police say Michael Callahan was arrested Thursday night.

A 911 call was placed from the Central Motel earlier that morning regarding an unconscious child. When police arrived, the child was already dead.

An investigation led police to issue the murder charge against Callahan, who police say was not at the motel when they arrived. The child's mother was among those interviewed.

The Muhlenberg County Coroner's Office has listed the preliminary cause of death as trauma to the head.

Callahan had been living at the motel for "two to three weeks" according to police.

He is in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.