11-Month-old girl dies after being beaten by father - KMOV.com

11-Month-old girl dies after being beaten by father

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James Harris is charged with abusing his daughter, Micha, who died Saturday from the beating. By KMOV Web Producer James Harris is charged with abusing his daughter, Micha, who died Saturday from the beating. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) -- An 11-month-old girl died from her injuries Saturday after her father beat her Friday morning.

The St. Charles Sheriff Department said they arrived at a house on the 3000 block of Lyme St. to find James Harris performing CPR on his daughter, Micha, at about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. She was taken to Barnes Hospital and then transferred to Children's Hospital. She died from injuries to her head and elsewhere at about noon Saturday.

Police said they found the father's story to be inconsistent with his daughter's injuries, and said Harris confessed to abusing the girl.

Police said assault charges will be upgraded early next week following the girl's death. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in Wood River.

Donations for burial and funeral expenses can be made at any Fifth Third Bank to the Micha Stuller Harris Trust Fund.

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