Father facing Charges in Daughter's Death

By Shayna Halper

Published 03/15 2014 08:54PM

Updated 03/15 2014 09:00PM

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Police say Frankie Williams of the 300 block of Prospect Blvd. is facing several charges after they say he is responsible for his 21-month-old daughter's death.  First responders were called to the house around 11:50pm Friday night and say they found a 21-month-old child unresponsive and immediately began life saving efforts.  The young girl was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say an investigation into her death revealed suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident, that visible marks and bruises were observed on her body at the hospital. 

During the course of the investigation police say the father was identified as the person who inflicted the injuries. Williams is facing first degree child abuse resulting in death, first degree child abuse with severe physical injury, and first degree assault.

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