States News Service, January 11, 1999

Crying infant spanked to death by dad

LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA -- A 26-year-old Lauderhill man is being charged today with the beating death of his eight-month-old daughter. Police say Theodore Bramwell was baby-sitting Sierra Woodstock while his girlfriend was at work. Bramwell told Wendy Woodstock the baby was sick, so they took her to the hospital, where she died the next day of unspecified internal injuries. Bramwell disappeared... but eventually surrendered to police. Police say he was questioned and charged with murder after telling them he spanked the child when she refused to stop crying.

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