NC father charged with murder in death of 11-week-old girl

ARCHDALE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with the abuse and subsequent death of his 11-week-old daughter.

News outlets report Archdale police arrested 23-year-old Shamus Patrick King and charged him with murder Thursday.

Police say medical personnel at Wake Forest Baptist Health contacted them after the baby named Harper was admitted last weekend with injuries consistent with possible child abuse. The child was admitted in critical condition and police on Wednesday confirmed she died.

Investigators believe the baby died following abuse from her father.

King is being held in the Randolph County Detention Facility without bond. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

Further details haven't been released.

 

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