Friday, July 3, 2015

Dad charged with murder in death of 1-month-old daughter (Parachute, Colorado)

Dad is identified as MATTHEW OGDEN.

Mom is being prosecuted for basically being unable to stop a violent man.

Parachute father faces murder charge in infant's death; baby's twin brother OK

Phyllis Wyatt told police Matthew Ogden violently shook and screamed at their baby daughter

By Will Grandbois Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Posted: 06/30/2015 01:57:38 PM MDT4

Phyllis Wyatt awoke late June 19 or early June 20 to see Matthew Ogden violently shaking and screaming at their baby daughter, she told police after the month-old child was discovered unresponsive that Saturday morning in their Parachute apartment.

"She immediately thought that Matthew Ogden was responsible for the death of her child," said an arrest affidavit prepared by Lisa Miller, chief investigator for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Wyatt, known as Amy to her friends, told authorities she didn't do anything to stop Ogden; she said she was afraid of him and was "a prisoner in her own home."

Ogden and Wyatt, who lived together and had twins in Grand Junction on May 18, were arrested Monday in Minnesota. Ogden, 29, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, Sarah. Wyatt, 41, faces charges of child abuse causing death with criminal negligence.

Sarah's twin brother, Timothy, was unhurt and was taken from the couple, Parachute Police Chief Cary Parmenter told the Post Independent today.