Monday, January 26, 2015

Dad charged with homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter (Phenix City, Alabama)

Dad is identified as ROBERT ALLEN EARHART JR.

Man charged with murder in death of Phenix City baby

Posted: Jan 26, 2015 5:50 PM EST Updated: Jan 26, 2015 5:51 PM EST

PHENIX CITY, AL (WSFA) - An arrest has been made in the January 17 death of a 3-month-old child in Phenix City. Following an investigation, Robert Allen Earhart, Jr. was taken into custody and charged with a homicide. Phenix City police responded to a medical call at the Steeple Crest Apartments on River Chase Drive just before 1 a.m. that Saturday where the child's mother reported her baby was not breathing. When first responders arrived on the scene they found the child's father performing CPR.

The child, identified as Alaina Addison Brodka, was transported to an area hospital where she died less than an hour later.

An autopsy revealed Brodka's cause of death to be blunt force trauma. Following the autopsy, Earhart was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held at the Lee County Jail. Bond information was not immediately available.

The investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Phenix City Police Department is ongoing.