Emily Stewart Poughkeepsie Journal February 9, 2010 A 29-year-old Wassaic man subjected his 3-month-old daughter to "repeated blunt force trauma resulting in rib fracture, swelling of the brain, multiple contusions and internal injuries," according to the criminal complaint filed in her death. Internal injuries included the avulsion, or tearing away, of the bowel from the stomach, it said. William C. Tate Jr. was charged Friday with second-degree murder under the "depraved indifference" section of the penal code in connection with the death of his daughter, Reese Tate. Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt. Patrick Whelan said Tate was charged as such because he is alleged to have "acted in such a way that any reasonable person ... should have known his actions would cause serious injury or death, which occurred." He said Tate was the primary caretaker during the window of time, Wednesday afternoon and evening, when the incident occurred. "No other person was with Reese at the time," he said. more here http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/.../Wassaic-father-charged-in-death-of-baby-girl DCSO press conf video http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20100208/NEWS05/100208006/0/NEWS01 Please Lord, make it stop. :rose: Baby Reese, you can now be loved without fear or pain....Heaven must have needed another angel....someday I hope we understand why it had to be this way.