Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dad pleads not guilty to murder of 6-month-old daughter (Eliabethtown, Kentucky)

Dad is identified as BARRY W. WILLIAMS JR.

Father pleads not guilty to murder charge

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:19 am | Updated: 1:06 pm, Wed Mar 13, 2013.

Associated Press

A central Kentucky father has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in the death of his infant daughter.

The News-Enterprise ( reports 21-year-old Barry W. Williams Jr. entered the plea Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

Elizabethtown police charged Williams after his 6-month-old daughter, Aleyah, was taken to the hospital suffering from bleeding on the brain. The girl died Feb. 26 of a severe head injury.

Williams told police he dropped the child while bathing her, and then shook her to make her stop crying and put her to bed.