Baby Dies After Father Falls Asleep

May 7, 2017
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A father in Milford is facing charges after his 6-month-old baby girl died from asphyxia under his care.

25-Year-Old Keith Brown was charged with involuntary manslaughter, a 15-year felony, and second-degree child abuse, a 10-year felony.

Police were called to the home on Hazy View Lane in Milford Township around 10 p.m. on February 2.

Brown appeared to be highly intoxicated police say and told officers his 6-month-old daughter Sophia Grace Brown was cold to the touch and not responding.

Paramedics tried to rescue the child but were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at Huron Valley Hospital.

The cause of death was determined as position/compression asphyxia.

The suspect told officials he did not know what happened to the child, who he said had fallen asleep on a mattress on the floor.

Further police investigation revealed that Brown had fallen asleep on the couch, with the baby between his arm and his body.

While sleeping, Brown shifted in a position which caused the baby to be unable to breathe.

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