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Father Charged With Abuse After 6-Month-Old Daughter Dies

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say a six-month-old girl has died as a result of injuries from being beaten. The girl, Olivia, had been in the hospital since May 22.

Olivia had several injuries, including second-degree burns on her neck and face, a broken rib and a bruised arm.

Her father has been identified as Demante Palmer. Palmer, 34, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, assault, child abuse and other charges. He’s being held without bond. Police officials say the charges may change as a result of Olivia’s death.

Olivia is the fifth child killed in Baltimore this year and the third where the father has been charged.

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