By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 31-year-old man was arrested June 17 in Georgia and charged with allegedly killing a one-year-old girl in Baltimore in October, Baltimore Police said Wednesday.

Paul Hardy was identified as a suspect after Zariea Dixon suffered injuries that caused her to stop breathing on Oct. 8., police said.

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Officers suspected Zariea suffered child abuse due to the nature of her injuries but did not elaborate.

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Paul Hardy, Credit: Baltimore Police

Zariea was declared brain dead and removed from life support on Oct. 11. Homicide detectives then took over the investigation.

Hardy was extradited to Baltimore on July 2 and taken to the Central Booking Intake Facility.

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CBS Baltimore Staff