Man Accused in Death of 6-Month-Old Baby

A 23-year-old Southeast Washington man has been arrested in the death of a 6-month-old baby, Prince George's County police announced Friday. 

Kareem Bryant is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in connection with the death of Mariah Tilghman.

Tilghman of Landover was rushed to an area hospital on Jan. 6 after police received a report about a baby who wasn't breathing. She died the next day. 

An autopsy revealed the baby suffered blunt force injuries to the baby’s head and chest. The injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome, according to the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office.

Police say Bryant, who was in a relationship with the Tilghman's mother, admitted to causing her injuries.

The baby was assaulted in her bedroom, and it appears there was family home at the time, Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reported. 

Bryant was arrested in Washington, D.C., and is awaiting extradition to Prince George's County.

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