Bail Denied For Father Charged In 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

BALTIMORE (WJZ)— An unthinkable crime. A 5-year-old girl is killed, and her own father is charged. Mathew Carr faced a judge just hours ago. He will remain behind bars as disturbing new details emerge surrounding how she was killed.

Mike Hellgren has more on the murder and a possible cover-up.

Neighbors placed teddy bears as a memorial for 5-year-old Mya Carr on the front porch of the house on Callaway Avenue where she died.

Police have charged her dad–Mathew Carr–with killing her.

Joe Richards’ child was the victim’s playmate.

“She came home from school yesterday.  We saw all the commotion,” Richards said. He described Mya as a “typical little girl.  Happy.  Just looking forward to a life. It’s a sad state of affairs.  Five-years-old. Hadn’t even started life yet.”

Police say Carr was upset his daughter soiled herself and that “Mr. Carr admitted to beating his child repeatedly with his hands. He began to hit her all over her body.”

According to charging documents, the little girl was taken to Sinai Hospital where she had visible injuries to her arms and legs, blood in her nostrils and near her vagina.

Police say her dad then put her in a bathtub, where she stopped breathing.

They found “bruising. They found broken ribs. They found fractures to the face,” said Donny Moses, Baltimore City Police.  “Some of her injuries would indicate that she had been abused in the past.”

Police say Carr did not have custody of his daughter–that she was visiting him and alone in the home with her dad when this happened.

“The sad part is she was with him, and she lost her life as a result,” Moses said.

Carr was denied bail because he is considered a flight risk and a risk to public safety.

He faces life in prison if he’s convicted.

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  1. MJH says:

    As the law states” Innocent until proven’ guilty in a court of law”. But the moment that court of law finds the responsible person guilty he or she should be put to death. In a slow and painful process.

    1. jim says:

      I AGREE!!! The murder of a child should be the death pentily and not 20 years down the road

    2. Nicole says:

      I agree with you especially when it comes to taking innocent lives. This is so awful and if the details are accurate. It was not the first time that he hurt the child.

  2. yousefthe giant says:

    This POS had fun bringing this child into the world, now let his a-hole pay.

  3. Steve Wilson says:

    Another prime candidate for the death penalty. There is no reason in the world, outside of religious, for outlawing the death penalty for animals like this. If religious nuts want to pay for a lifetime of room and board, health care, and “rehabilitation”, let them sign up to fund it.

    1. The Grump says:

      Ah, there is another reason the death penalty may be opposed. Look no further than the NAACP. “How can a black man get a fair trial in a penal system controlled by white politicians and the closet racists who repeatedly elect them?” They have a point. In Africa, brutally killing a 5 year old girl would be no crime at all. Expecting an African man to adapt to such a radically different judicial system like the one in the United States is pure folly.

      The best solution – put him back in his own enviroment – send Carr to Africa, one way. Ditto for violent black “criminals” – many of their “offenses” are perfectly legal in Africa. We kidnaped their ancestors, and forced them to live here. We cannot force a black man to become something he cannot be. If a blanc man cannot cope with our laws, send him to Africa, where their “offenses” are simply part of day to day life, not a crime. It is far more humane than housing them in our jails. Give them a way of life they can understand. I’m sure the NAACP will support this.

      1. GM says:

        I like your responses on here.

      2. concerned citizen says:

        OMG!!!!

      3. really says:

        your comment is shear ignorance. so whats the difference between this man killing his child and the countless other cases of men of the caucasion persuasion. should they be sent back to the caves they travelled out of as vikings, or back to the European jails they were sent from to live in the American colonies. Being a descendant of a culture does not preordain anyone to be an animal. Many cultures have inhumane practices, Indians killing girls, and Asians killing babies for population control. This man does deserve the DEATH PENALTY.

      4. Wendy says:

        Ah yes, the wonderful NAACP. I won’t get started on that. This man being black, being African, does NOT excuse this heinous behavior. So it’s legal in Africa? Fine…but it’s NOT legal here, and he must face the consequences. So this black man had ancestors 400 years ago that came from Africa, therefore it’s in his culture? Whatever. His parents, grandparents and countless generations before him were most likely born and raised right here in the good old US of A, therefore he as well as they are all aware of OUR culture and how things work here.

        “We cannot force a black man to be something he cannot be”? That’s outright ignorance speaking there…how many upstanding, family-rearing, taxpaying, God-fearing, GOOD black men live here in the USA? Millions. Nice try, though. And I certainly hope you don’t somehow end up on this man’s jury panel.

      5. TYNZAMAE says:

        SOMEBODY NEED TO WATCH YOU.

  4. Gabby says:

    Look at his facebook page. She looks scared of him in one of the pictures. It disgusts me that people defend him when he admitted to the crime.

  5. concerned citizen says:

    I agree that he should get the death penalty, but Grump you are surly a racist.

  6. Carol Zimmerman says:

    How can a lawyer sleep at night defending a piece of dirt like this ????????

  7. Steve Wilson says:

    Carol, sleeping well requires a clear conscience (or drugs) and the type lawyer who would take this case has no conscience.

  8. adub says:

    Rubbish! Part of the make up of this great nation is our ability to see through the hurt, the misery and the hate enough so that we can afford this man a fair trial and when we do put him to death we can do so with clear conscience.

    You also have to spare a thought for this guy, what hell has he been through to turn him into such a monster? I bet this poor guy was in a place so dark and miserable that you and I can’t begin to imagine. It could be anyone of us…

  9. yousefthe giant says:

    Adub, a-hole, ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law. Black POS Mother f….k’r.

  10. Mark Brewer says:

    Lose the racial comments. This guy is the lowest P.O.S. and deserves to be SLOWLY boiled in oil, nuts first. period!

  11. Az Kat says:

    IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COLOR HE IS OR SHE WAS !! A CHILD IS DEAD ST THE HANDS OF HER FATHER THERE IS NOTHING MORE OR LESS TO THIS STORY. WHAT ABOUT THE FATHER THAT AXED HIS CHILDREN TO DEATH AND BLEW UP THE HOUSE! HE WAS WHITE. I DID NOT SEE RACIST REMARKS ON ANY OF THOSE COMMENTS. ABUSE IS COLOR BLIND THIS GUY DOESN’T EVEN DESERVE HIS DAY IN COURT. WHY CAN’T WE FIGURE A WAY TO SAVE THE TAX PAYERS MONEY WITH TRASH LIKE THIS.

  12. badmanbart says:

    Just another black uneducated Coon with hot nuts @ age 17 & figured it felt good to get some puss. Later he figured the state would step up & pay the bills. This is the urban thug coon way of thinking. Entitlement mentality.

  13. Crazygirl says:

    Sorry POS Jail is too good for him …Death is too easy…

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