MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – A Minneapolis man is now charged with murder in the death of his 4-month old daughter at their Prospect Park home. Cory Morris, 21, is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly punching the baby girl in her face and chest to quiet her “baby talk.”

According to the charges, Morris called police shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 and admitted he had just killed his daughter. When police arrived, they found the 4-month-old unconscious on a changing table.

Morris, who was alone watching the child at the time of the incident, told first responders he punched the child approximately 15 times in the face and 7 times in the chest with a closed fist, then squeezed her chest with his hands in an attempt to quiet her. The Hennepin County medical examiner confirmed the baby died from blunt force trauma.

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