Police: Man tries to suffocate 4-month-old daughter

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Police in Virginia say a man has been charged with attempted murder after he tried to suffocate his 4-month-old daughter. News outlets report the infant was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation after the incident Aug. 14 in Chesterfield County and has since been released. Police said in a news release Monday that 25-year-old Carlus A. Tucker Jr. was also charged with malicious wounding, felony child neglect and other offenses.  It’s unclear if he has a lawyer. The news release says the mother called police when she became aware of the assault on Aug. 15. Police say Tucker had fled in a vehicle belonging to the child’s mother and was arrested Friday.

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