Rochester man charged in 9-month-old daughter's death

Rochester Police said 24-year-old Charlie Richmond was arrested and charged in the death of Arabella, his daughter, on New Year's Day. (Photo: RPD)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Rochester man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his nine-month-old daughter in January, police said.

Rochester Police said 24-year-old Charlie Richmond was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Arabella, his daughter, on New Year's Day.

On January 1, officers were called to a home on Culver Road around 8 a.m. for the report of an unresponsive baby. EMS workers performed CPR on Arabella and took her to Strong Memorial Hospital.

The baby died two days later.

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office and Rochester Police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Arabella's death.

On August 8, the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death of a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force took him into custody in Newark, Wayne County on September 5.

Richmond has been arraigned. Additional charges could be presented to a grand jury.

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