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NEWS BRIEF — Baltimore police charge father in connection with death of 2-year-old girl

Baltimore police are investigating the death of a two-year-old girl after arresting her father and charging him with child abuse late Saturday evening.

According to online court records Tyrone Hamber 3rd has been charged with first- and second-degree child abuse and first- and second-degree assault in connection with the death of his 2-year-old daughter, who police have yet to identify.

Hamber called police to his East Baltimore home after his daughter was found unconscious in the bathtub Saturday evening. She was later pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police discovered severe wounds on several parts of her body, possibly inflicted with a belt that Hamber told police he used to discipline her. Police are now investigating her death as a possible homicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

According to online court records, in 2009 Hamber’s girlfriend filed a restraining order against him. However, a city judge dismissed the case citing lack of evidence. Hamber was charged with second-degree assault and violation of probation in 2008. He was sentenced to 16 months' supervised probation.

Hamber is currently being held without bail at Central Booking. He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing May 15.

Last month police charged Lakesha Haynie, 28, with killing her one-month-old son Rajahnthon Haynie, after she stuffed him in a bag and buried him in a hole in Druid Hill Park.