Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dad charged in homicide of 2-month-old daughter (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

The baby died from blunt force trauma to the head, Dad RODERICK ELAM JR. has been charged. No mention as to the baby's mother.


Father Charged In 2-Month-Old Child’s Death
December 22, 2011 11:20 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Colorado Springs have arrested and charged a father in the death of his 2-month-old child.

On Dec. 15, officers rushed to 4064 Westmeadow Drive, Apt. 204 in Colorado Springs on reports of a child not breathing. Harmone’e Elam was rushed to Memorial Hospital where she died a short time later.

An autopsy on the infant girl showed her death was a homicide as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen.

Police arrested the child’s father, Roderick Elam Jr. and charged him with child abuse resulting in death. Elam, 20, is being held on a $250,000 bond.