BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) - A Baldwyn man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fire-related death of his 7-year-old daughter.
Multiple news outlets report 28-year-old David Floyd was arrested Monday. Authorities say emergency crews responded to a blaze last Tuesday morning and found Floyd’s daughter, Savannah, in a bedroom suffering extensive burns. She was taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, where she died Monday morning.
A 26-year-old woman was able to escape with her two children, an 18-month-old girl and a 2-month-old boy.
Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department believe Floyd was responsible for the blaze.
The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating and says more charges could be filed.
An autopsy will be conducted on Savannah’s body Tuesday. It is unclear if Floyd has a lawyer.
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