Father, 37, charged in daughter's death

February 13, 2000

A 37-year-old Druid Heights man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder yesterday in the death of his 3-month-old daughter on Friday, police said.

O'Dell W. Sullivan of the 1800 block of Madison Ave. was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center last night without bail. The state medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide yesterday, saying the infant died from blunt-force trauma.

Sullivan told police his daughter, Shahada, stopped breathing while he was at a neighborhood convenience store. She died Friday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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