A Kentucky man was arrested for murder after his 7-week-old daughter died from head trauma in a hospital last week.
Louisville Metropolitan Police responded to a report of an unresponsive infant at a pediatric office on June 17. Staff was reportedly attempting life-saving treatment on a 7-week-old girl before she was taken to Norton Children’s Medical Group, where she was pronounced dead.
The girl’s father, 23-year-old Del'shawn Banks, told Louisville Metropolitan Police detectives he had shaken the girl and thrown her to the ground, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports, citing the arrest citation. Banks lives on South 31st Street, the Courier-Journal reports.
An autopsy released this week found the girl’s injuries were consistent with Banks’s statement, the Courier-Journal reports, and the medical examiner determined her death to be homicide.
Del'shawn Banks was arrested Monday night, WAVE3-TV reports, and charged with murder by domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, and was held on $250,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 30.