NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (WHTM) – The father of a 6-month-old who died in May is facing charges in connection with the infant’s death.
Deven Tyler Kohr, 23, of New Cumberland, is charged with criminal homicide and other related offenses stemming from the May 14 incident at a home in the 1500 block of Kathryn St.
According to a criminal complaint, police responded to the residence for a report of a 6-month-old child in cardiac arrest. Upon arriving, Kohr directed police to a room where the infant’s grandmother was performing CPR.
The child was transported to the Harrisburg Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Kohr told police the 6-month-old had slept for hours on his bed before he picked her up and realized she had not been breathing.
The results of an autopsy showed that the child died of traumatic asphyxia in conjunction with traumatic brain injury, an injury determined to have occurred within five to 15 minutes prior to the death.
In an interview last week with police, Kohr confessed that the child had fallen from a baby swing that day and that the death was his fault.
The mother, who was out of town at the time incident, told police that in the last couple months Kohr dropped the child, causing her to hit her hand on a night stand. The child’s grandmother also reported to police that the child had recently fallen from the bed onto the floor while under Kohr’s supervision.
Kohr is being held in Cumberland County Prison without bail.