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Police: Father Arrested in Baby's Death

Murder and felony child abuse alleged, according to Prince William County Police.

David Michael Schmidt, 28, of the 14900 block of Keavy Place in Haymarket, is charged with murder and felony child abuse
David Michael Schmidt, 28, of the 14900 block of Keavy Place in Haymarket, is charged with murder and felony child abuse
A father is in custody, now charged in the death of his 3-month-old boy last August, according to the Prince William County Police.

David Michael Schmidt, 28, of the 14900 block of Keavy Place in Haymarket, is charged with murder and felony child abuse

Officers responded to the home on the afternoon of Aug. 5 regarding an unconscious child, Rhys Schmidt. David Schmidt had phoned police and said the boy was not breathing.

"The child was flown to an area hospital where it was discovered that he had sustained injuries consistent with being shaken," according to police spokesperson Officer Jonathan Perok. 

Rhys Schmidt died on Aug. 17 as a result of his injuries.

An investigation by the homicide and physical abuse units led to David Schmidt's arrest Thursday. He is being held without bond.

Jackson Tennessee May 06, 2014 at 06:27 AM
sad that 4 months sooner the mother could have murdered the baby legally!
Erin Hems May 06, 2014 at 12:55 PM
what an inappropriate comment - it is truly pathetic that anyone would try to use this horrific event as a pulpit for their own view on reproductive rights. And "4 months sooner" the mother would have been over 8 months pregnant. Where could she legally have an abortion? If you don't have something valuable to add to the discussion, perhaps you should consider keeping your ugly thoughts to yourself. Spare us all....
Marylou Bergeron May 06, 2014 at 03:19 PM
As inappropriate as Jackson's comment was Erin, he is correct in his assertion. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/death-after-late-term-abortion-at-germantown-clinic-resulted-from-natural-causes/2013/05/29/e3faec24-c877-11e2-8da7-d274bc611a47_story.html

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