Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dad arrested in death of infant daughter (Waveland, Mississippi)

Dad is identified as OREN LEWIS.

Former La Tech football player arrested in child's death

Posted: Dec 09, 2013 12:43 PM EST Updated: Dec 09, 2013 12:43 PM EST

Posted By Brandon Rodgers, Digital Content Producer

WAVELAND, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Waveland police have arrested the father in the death of his baby girl in August.

Police Chief David Allen says 31-year-old Oren Lewis is charged with capital murder. Municipal Court Judge Preston J. Mauffray set bond Monday at $1 million.

Lewis is charged in the Aug. 25 death of 23-month-old Maleah Bush Lewis of Waveland.

The girl died after Lewis reportedly told police she had fallen from a bed while she was asleep. The child, the daughter of Lewis' former girlfriend, died at a New Orleans hospital. An autopsy showed the girl died of a massive traumatic head injury.

Lewis is a former Hancock County coach who played football for Louisiana Tech.

Lewis is being held in the Hancock County jail.