Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dad charged with 1st-degree reckless homicide in death of 4-month-old daughter bound out for trial (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Dad is identified as QUEONDRAI L. HARRIS. No mention of a mother in the home. Wonder if this is a custody/visitation situation.

Dad charged in infant daughter's death to face trial

Nathan Phelps, Press-Gazette Media 1:21 p.m. CST January 7, 2015

A 20-year-old man charged in connection to the death of his infant daughter in Green Bay last year is being bound over for trial.

Queondrai L. Farris was charged last month with with first-degree reckless homicide and physical abuse of a child for the June 25 death of 4-month-old Alesana Farris.

At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, a Brown County Circuit Court commissioner determined there was probable cause for the charges and ordered Farris bound over for trial.

Prosecutors contend Alesana Farris died from "compressional asphyxia" at the hands of her father in a residence at 1251 University Ave. on the city's east side. Medical examiners said the girl had evidence of healing fractures to her ribs, which may indicate "an abusive event at least one week prior to the incident."

Farris told police he held the girl in his arms and pressed her face into his chest and shirt until the girl stopped crying, according to court documents.

During the hearing, a Green Bay Police Department detective said at one point during an interview with Farris "he looked at me said 'I killed my baby.'"

Farris is due back in court Jan. 23.