MT LEBANON, PA — Police have arrested a man after he was accused of beating his 4-month-old daughter to death because she would not stop crying.
On Sunday, 30-year-old George Gazzam called 911 to report he was watching his 4-month-old daughter while her mother was at work, and that the child wasn’t breathing.
Emergency crew members arrived at the home and found the Victoria Gazzam unresponsive. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead an hour later.
Gazzam initially told police that he was watching Victoria after the girl’s mother left for work that morning. A few hours later he changed the girl’s diaper and fed her baby formula before taking a nap together.
When he woke up, he found the baby had fallen off the bed and was face down on the floor and unresponsive. An autopsy would reveal the girl had suffered injuries inconsistent with a two foot fall on to a carpeted floor.
Victoria had bleeding of the brain, a lacerated heart vessel, a lacerated left kidney, a liver contusion, three fractured ribs, multiple bruises to the back and head and a hemorrhage behind the eyes.
When police confronted Gazzam with the autopsy results, he changed his story. He admitted he had gotten angry when the girl would not stop crying, so he punched her several times with a closed fist to make her stop.
Gazzam’s method worked, and he’s now in jail facing homicide and child endangerment charges.
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