Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dad charged with capital murder in infant's death (Huntsville, Alabama)

Dad is identified as SERGINO LARENTA RICHARD.

Madison County man charged with capital murder of his baby

By Jonathan Grass on August 06, 2014 at 3:51 PM, updated August 06, 2014 at 3:58 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A baby showed up at Madison Hospital already dead last month. Now the baby's father is charged with capital murder.

Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning said the infant was brought in to the hospital at approximately 2:20 a.m. on July 12. The hospital contacted authorities when the baby was dead on arrival.

Investigators found the death to be suspicious and launched an investigation. Investigators said the autopsy showed the baby died from external force. They determined the father, 26-year-old Sergino Larenta Richard, killed the child and arrested him Wednesday on a capital murder charge. Richard, also known as Sergino Larenta Richard-Key, is being held in the Madison County Jail without bond.

The capital murder charge stems from the young age of the victim.