A Baltimore man is being held without bond on charges of beating his 5-year-old daughter to death with his bare hands.
Matthew Carr, 22, did not have custody of his daughter, Mya, but she was alone with him at his home when she died of multiple internal injuries on Monday. Police say Carr called 911 to report he found his daughter unresponsive in the bathtub.
Paramedics arrived to find Mya lying on a bathroom floor in Carr’s home. Her body was covered with bruises and multiple fractures to her face, ribs, arms and legs.
Police found evidence of a clean up attempt in the bathroom. There was a strong odor of bleach present in the air, and children’s clothing had been recently washed in the sink. Mya was taken to Sinai hospital, where doctors documented her horrific injuries. Doctors also noted blood near the little girl’s vagina.
“They found bruising. They found broken ribs. They found fractures to the face,” said Donny Moses of Baltimore police.
“Some of her injuries would indicate that she had been abused in the past,” Moses told CBS Baltimore.
During a police interview, Carr admitted that he punched Mya multiple times all over her body with a closed fist for wetting herself.
Carr is being held without bail because he is considered a flight risk.