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Man charged with murder after his baby falls out of bed

  • Marquise Simmons, 25, from Stockbridge was charged with second degree malice murder and cruelty to a child in the first degree Wednesday 
  • His five-month-old baby fell out of a crib while the child’s mother was at a job fair
  • Simmons was stopped at the hospital when the investigation revealed was wanted on four warrants for charges of family violence against the mother

Marquise Simmons, 25, from Stockbridge was charged with second degree malice murder and cruelty to a child in the first degree

A man from south of Atlanta was charged with murder after his five-month-old baby fell out of a crib and died.

Marquise Simmons, 25, from Stockbridge was charged Wednesday with second degree malice murder and cruelty to a child in the first degree after his child fell out of his crib while under his care.

The Henry County Police Department revealed he sent a text message to the baby’s mother saying the five-month-old had fallen out of bed and was unresponsive. 

Simmons sent the message at 1pm on September 21 while the mother was at a job fair. When she returned home, he handed her the unresponsive child.

Neither of the parents called 911 and they were driven to Piedmont Henry Medical Hospital by a friend.  

The five-month-old was flown to Egleston Children Hospital of Atlanta via helicopter for more medical treatment

The five-month-old was flown to Egleston Children Hospital of Atlanta via helicopter for more medical treatment

When they arrived to the hospital, the baby was still unresponsive and was not breathing. 

They were flown to Egleston Children Hospital of Atlanta via helicopter for more medical treatment. 

The child was pronounced dead two days later. 

At the hospital, a security guard approached Simmons after the investigation revealed he was wanted on four warrants for charges of family violence against the mother.

The next day he was contacted by the investigator and turned himself in where he was booked into Henry County Jail.

The investigation is still ongoing.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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