Ohio man pleads not guilty in infant daughter’s death

Someone called 911 to report finding the girl dead inside the truck with its engine running in Mercer County

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man charged with shaking his infant daughter to death has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

Twenty-two-year-old Brian Hayslip appeared Thursday in Clark County Municipal Court where a judge set a $300,000 bond.

Authorities say Hayslip told police he shook his 3-month-old daughter named Lilly when she began crying Tuesday while feeding her at the home he and the infant’s mother shared 30 miles north of Dayton in Clark County.

A passer-by found Lilly’s dead body hours later strapped to a car seat inside Hayslip’s running truck in Mercer County. A police K-9 tracked Hayslip to a field nearby. He reportedly told police he was looking for a spot to bury his daughter.

The Clark County public defender assigned Thursday to represent Hayslip couldn’t be immediately reached.

This story has been corrected to show the infant’s name was Lilly, not Lily.

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