23-year-old Luis Smolen has been charged in connection with his 6-month-old daughter.
Police were called to Smolen's home at 15450 Park Village just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 7 for a report that a baby was not breathing. Once there, Payton Smolen was transported to a local hospital where doctors observed severe head trauma and injuries all over her body. The baby was pronounced dead later that day.
Prosecutors believe Smolen is responsible for killing his daughter. More details about her death are expected to be released during a preliminary exam. Smolen has been charged with First Degree Felony Murder ( Life in prison without parole) and Child Abuse First Degree ( 20 years).