Father charged in infant choking death

A 20-year-old Baltimore father was charged Friday in the choking death of his 6-month-old daughter, city police said.

Officers were called to the home of Timothy Darnell Lewis in the 3800 block of Glengyle Avenue in Northwest Baltimore for reports of a non-breathing child at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, said Kevin Brown, a police spokesman. The father escorted the child in an ambulance to a local hospital where he was questioned by police, Brown said.

At first, Lewis told officers he was unsure what happened to the girl, but Brown said the father later confessed to choking the child when she would not stop crying.

Brown said the child also had previous injuries that did not contribute to her death.

Lewis was arrested Friday morning and has been charged with first degree murder.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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