KEY POINTS

  • Christina Ledoux died on Nov.17, 2020
  • The infant's father, Christopher Ledoux, was indicted Thursday
  • He is indicted on one count of reckless homicide

An Ohio man has been indicted for the choking death of his 2-month-old daughter after he allegedly stuck a baby wipe in her mouth.

Christopher Ledoux, 38, was indicted Thursday for allegedly murdering his 2-month-old daughter Christina Ledoux last year. Christina was found unresponsive at her home on Nov.17 after emergency officers responded to the scene. The infant girl was rushed to Nationwide Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead later, reported news outlet The Columbus Dispatch.

The police ruled the death as a homicide and had started an investigation. The police also removed another child from the home for medical examination as a precaution, reported the outlet.

An autopsy report confirmed that the child’s death was indeed a homicide. The report indicated that the baby had died after she choked on a baby wipe. The police allege that the wipe was stuck in the infant’s mouth by her father.

Christopher has been indicted on one count of reckless homicide in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court. The officials said that hours later, he voluntarily surrendered himself to the police, reported news outlet ABC 6. He is in custody at the Fairfield County Jail.

In a similar incident in February, a 2-month-old baby girl in Georgia was hospitalized with more than 27 fractured bones. The police arrested the baby's mother, 30-year-old Jessica Miranda Coffey, and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Philip Luke Norman, on charges of first-degree child abuse. The abuse came to light after the infant’s mother took the girl to the hospital. The medical examination revealed that the infant had at least 27 fractured bones caused by blunt force trauma. They also discovered new and old bruises on the child indicating child abuse.

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In another incident, a couple in South Carolina was arrested in December last year after their 3-month-old twins were hospitalized with severe injuries, including skull fractures and bite marks. The medical examination revealed that the twin babies had several other abusive injuries believed to be caused by cigarette burns and adult human bites.