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Dad arrested in homicide of 2-month-old daughter (Cleveland, Ohio)

Dad is identified as BRANDON MOSS.

Cleveland father accused of killing 2-month-old baby arrested in Warrensville Heights, records say

By Cory Shaffer | Northeast Ohio Media Group
on April 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM, updated April 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 18-year-old Cleveland man accused of killing his 2-month-old daughter last week has been taken into custody, according to court records.

Brandon Moss turned himself into Warrensville Heights police Monday on a warrant charging him with aggravated murder connected to Renee Moss's Wednesday death, according to Cleveland Municipal Court records.

A judge signed off on the warrant Friday, after police said medical information showed Renee had been subjected to "prolonged abuse" over an extended period of time, according to an affidavit.

Moss called 9-1-1 Wednesday night and said Renee stopped breathing. The dispatcher walked Moss through CPR as paramedics rushed to the Carson Avenue apartment about 11:40 p.m.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office ruled Renee died of blunt force trauma to the head and body. Her death was ruled a homicide.

While police routinely conduct initial investigations of most children's deaths, paramedics called police to the apartment because the child had a bruise on her back, police said.