ELKRIDGE, Md. - Howard County police have charged an Elkridge man with shaking his 6-week-old daughter to death.
Aron James Krampf, 26, of 6270 Ducketts Lane, was charged Wednesday night with first- and second-degree assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment, police said. The child, Aubrey Krampf, who was taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital, died Thursday morning as a result of her injuries.
Police said officers and paramedics were called to Krampf’s home around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an unconscious infant who was not breathing. Police allege Krampf shook the baby to stop her from crying. Among the injuries she suffered included brain hemorrhaging and fractures throughout her body.
Charging documents indicate Krampf originally blamed his daughter's injuries on his 2-year-old son, saying he may have pushed her off the bed. Those records show Krampf told police he was watching a movie in bed with the baby. He told police he left for a moment and when he returned he found the baby face down with his son over her.
After learning more about the extent of Aubrey's injuries, police confronted Krampf, documents show. Krampf later admitted he held the baby in front of him and shook her for an extended period of time in hopes she would stop crying.
Krampf is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on a $1 million bond. Police said murder charges are likely to be added when the case goes before a grand jury later this month.
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