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Man charged in daughter's death

St. Mary's County authorities have charged a Lexington Park man in the death of his 4-month-old daughter.

The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations said Sunday that Brian Hart, 21, has been charged with child abuse resulting in death.

Authorities say Brooke Hart was flown to Georgetown University Hospital last weekend with critical injuries. Doctors were concerned that her injuries were the result of child abuse.

Brooke died Thursday, and officials say injuries consistent with child abuse were noted during a postmortem examination.

Officials say the investigation is continuing.

-- Baltimore Sun

By Mike McPhate  |  August 16, 2010; 7:41 AM ET
Categories:  St. Mary's  
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Posted by: JadedCynic | August 16, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

It seems so wrong when the Washington Post provides the name of someone who has simply been arrested.

In some cases, such as the alleged murder of a baby, this could put the man's life in danger in the lockup.

And if he is not guilty? You think the retraction will appear anywhere where we can read it?

Brian Hart of Lexington Park, watch your back and thank the Post!

Posted by: cibor | August 16, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Cibor, even if the psot hid his name... the guys at lockup find out what people are in for... Guards, for one, leak that stuff. Your worried about hsi safety after he has been arrested of beating a defenseless infant.. he should of thought of that before he did... for every reaction is a consequence... he now has to suffer his consequence. I am sorry if this upsets you but child abuse and murder sit right up there in my "cold hearted" list. Also, people can also look it up on public record and find his name.

Posted by: rvanags | August 16, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I worked in the DC prison and three things will get you late in jail. Being a short eyes(child crimes) elderly crimes, and killing kin folks have seen it done

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 16, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

To all of you talking crap on Brian, how many of you know him first hand?!?! My point exactly. Well I do... he is my ex boyfriend, we were together for three years. He helped me raise my son that is now five during our relationship. Without Brian I would of not been able to do it, he grew up quick and took respnsibility for a toddler boy that WAS NOT HIS!!! To this day, my son still says that Bri Bri is his daddy and not a single person can not tell him otherwise. Brian and I are still close even though we are no longer together. I know for a FACT that he LOVED a little boy that was NOT his, and never layed a single hand on him EVER!! So really him abusing HIS OWN child is a bunch of crap. He may be the most affectionate man that I know. I am also glad that there is a medical report out there, but which on of you saw it first hand? EXACTLY, it is "said" that there was a autopsy performed! But who "said" it? THE NEWS!!!!!!! We all know they did not see it first hand either. All I am saying is that Brian may be young but he is an amazing man, I wish you all could know him like I do. He LOVED that baby girl with every ounce in him and would give every breath left in his body just for her to be here and not him!!! NOW THATS A FACT!!!!!

Posted by: THISISBS | August 18, 2010 3:52 AM | Report abuse

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