Alabama man caught on video repeatedly hitting, trying to suffocate baby girl, police say

Published: Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 7:24 AM

Alabama man caught on video repeatedly hitting, trying to suffocate baby girl, authorities say

An Alabama man was caught multiple times on camera striking a baby and covering the child's nose and mouth, authorities said.

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According to the Montgomery Advertiser, authorities on Thursday charged William Burch Jr., 27, of Millbrook, with aggravated child abuse and domestic violence through strangulation or suffocation.

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In videos taken from May through August at a Montgomery home, Burch appears to hit the months-old baby girl and cover her face with his hand, court documents said. 

Authorities took the baby to a Birmingham hospital, where doctors discovered that she had bruises and a potential brain bleed, WSFA reported.

Burch was jailed on $150,000 bond at the Montgomery County Detention Facility, according to the news station.

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