Detroit man charged with second-degree child abuse in death of 2-year-old daughter
Thomas Smith accused of leaving daughter home with 7-year-old brother
DETROIT – A 38-year-old Detroit man was charged Wednesday in connection with the death of his 2-year-old daughter, police said.
Thomas Smith is accused of leaving the toddler at his home in the 14000 block of Corbett Street in the care of her 7-year-old brother.
Police said when Smith returned home, the 2-year-old girl was lying at the bottom of the stairs. He called 911 and medics transported the infant to a nearby hospital, officials said.
The 2-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Smith with second-degree child abuse. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday in 36th District Court.
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