BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — A Maryland family is making funeral arrangements for the 9-month-old girl who died in West Virginia this week after police say her mother’s boyfriend sexually assaulted her.
Benjamin Taylor, 32, of Cottageville, was charged with first-degree murder after the girl died of her injuries at a hospital Wednesday.
He was initially charged Monday with first-degree sexual assault.
A criminal complaint shows the baby had extensive bleeding. The complaint says the injuries indicated a violent sexual assault, as well as shaking or striking of the face.