Monday, December 12, 2011

Dad "allegedly" kills 8-month-old daughter (Tacoma, Washington)

Dad is identified as IVORY FLOWERS.

Tacoma baby allegedly shaken by father diesBy KOMO Staff Published: Dec 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST

TACOMA, Wash. -- An 8-month-old girl who Tacoma police say was violently shaken by her father has died.

Police say they were called to Mary Bridge Hospital Wednesday for a report of a shaken baby and found the infant was in critical condition and on life support.

Investigators say the father, 20-year-old Ivory Flowers, confessed to shaking the baby Wednesday evening and causing the injuries. The father and baby were in a room alone around 8 p.m. and then he called out for help, saying the baby was vomiting and unresponsive, police said.

The child was taken to Mary Bridge, where doctors determined the baby had been shaken.

Flowers was arrested and booked into the Pierce County Jail where he was being held initially for investigation of first degree child assault, but those charges could be amended with the baby's death.