Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dad charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 4-month-old baby (Memphis, Tennessee)

Dad is identified as NATHAN SCARBOROUGH.

Cordova father charged in 4-month-old child's death

Posted: Sep 25, 2015 4:41 PM EST Updated: Sep 25, 2015 7:04 PM EST

A 19-year-old father has been charged in the death of his four-month-old child.

Memphis police have charged Nathan Scarborough with First Degree Murder in Perpetration of Aggravated Child Abuse and Aggravated Child Neglect, Aggravated Child Abuse and Aggravated Child Neglect.

Officers were called to Baptist Children’s Hospital around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, they located a child, who had already been pronounced dead.

Police said the victim, who was in full cardiac arrest, was taken to the hospital from the family's home in the 8000 block of Creek Way Cove.

According to MPD, Scarborough told investigators he was painting an upstairs bedroom when he checked on the child and noticed the baby was lifeless. He told police he attempted CPR and dialed 911.

But through further investigation, MPD ruled the child’s death a homicide due to injuries that were later found by the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s Officer. Police said the child suffered from apparent internal head injuries.

MPD said its investigation determined Nathan Scarborough was responsible for the child’s death. He was arrested and charged.