PORT ANGELES– A Forks man has been charged with the murder of his baby.
Izaiah Jamal Calloway, 20, was charged this week in Clallam County Superior Court with second-degree murder and assault of a child, The Peninsula Daily News reported.
Seven-week-old Faye River Raven Yates died at a Tacoma hospital Sunday after she was assaulted early Thursday, Port Angeles police said.
Both charges contained vulnerable victim and position of trust enhancements that could lengthen Calloway’s prison term if he’s convicted.
Calloway is expected to enter a plea to the charges in April. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.
Port Angeles police say Calloway assaulted the girl at his Forks home because the baby would not stop crying.
Yates, whose heart had stopped beating, was resuscitated at Forks Community Hospital and flown to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Port Angeles Deputy Chief of Police Jason Viada said.
Calloway said he assaulted the baby during an interview with Tacoma police, court papers said. Calloway is being held in the Clallam County jail on $750,000 bail.
A death diagnosis provided by critical care physician Dr. Dawn Joseph found that the baby had non-accidental trauma, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and multiple traumatic injuries, police said.