Police: Man accused of killing baby daughter in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man accused of fatally shaking and beating his 1-month-old daughter has been charged with murder in Cleveland.

City prosecutors filed an aggravated murder charge against Maurice Quarles on Wednesday in the death of his infant daughter, Genesis. Police say the Cleveland man shook and beat the baby early Tuesday and hit the girl’s 17-year-old mother when she tried to intervene.

The baby was taken to a hospital, where police say she died. Authorities say the girl’s mother was treated for a head injury.

Quarles remained in jail Thursday and could not be reached for comment.

Cleveland Municipal Court records do not list an attorney for Quarles.

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