Teen father charged after 8-month-old Iowa girl dies

July 15, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A teenage father is facing charges after his 8-month-old girl died after being hospitalized with serious injuries.

Des Moines Police say the girl was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon with internal injuries and head trauma. She died Saturday evening, and her 17-year-old father was charged with first degree murder and child endangerment.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles accused of crimes.

The father turned himself in to authorities early Sunday morning and was arrested.

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