ROANOKE CO., Va. — A Roanoke County man has been arrested in connection to the death of a 13-month-old baby girl.
27-year-old Preston King is facing charges related to the child's death. King is the boyfriend of the baby's mother.
Roanoke County Police were called to a home on the 4100 block of Rutrough Road shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. The child wasn't breathing when emergency crews arrived.
An investigation revealed the child had blunt-force injuries to her head. The baby, Veralee Craft of Roanoke, died Tuesday morning at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
King has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and felony child abuse. He's being held at the Roanoke County/Salem Jail without bond.
An investigation revealed that the child's mother, 21-year-old Chelsy Lawrence of Roanoke, left the baby in the King's care.
Jonathan Craft, the baby's father, says it's hard to accept that his 13-month-old daughter is gone.
"It makes me really upset especially if you look at her she's beautiful, she's sweet," says Craft, "She was a good baby."