Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dad in court charged with murder of 3-month-old daughter; admits he was "frustrated" and injured her intentionally (Indianapolis, Indiana)

We've posted on this case before, but there is still no mention of a mother in this home. Was there one? Or is this a single dad exercising his "rights"?

Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER SCHAFER.

Father in court over baby's death

Posted: Sep 05, 2014 1:44 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 06, 2014 1:37 PM EDT

By WTHR Channel 13

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man went to court Friday to face charges in his three-month-old daughter's death.

Christopher Schafer, 23, originally told police he fell asleep with his daughter on his chest, and woke up to find her trapped between his body and the couch.

But detectives say Shafer later admitted he intentionally injured the baby because he was frustrated when she wouldn't take a bottle and go to sleep. The coroner says the baby girl died of head injuries.

Several members of Shafer's family showed up for his initial court hearing today, but did not speak. Schafer is facing murder, neglect, and battery to a child charges.