Father tells police he slammed Delilah's head into crib before she died
MIDLAND, Michigan (WEYI) —
Monday Zachary Bieski was charged with first degree murder, first degree child abuse, and second degree murder in his daughter's death.
20-month-old Deliliah died on October 27. Her death was ruled as a homicide. The medical examiner who conducted the autopsy believes the cause of death to be abusive head trauma.
Court documents revealed Monday show Bieski admitted to police he slammed his daughter's head into the side of a crib just days before her death.
On October 29, Bieski sat down with NBC25FOX66's Sarah Jaeger and told her he wanted the person who killed his daughter to pay for what they had done.
In the court documents, it states Bieski told investigators he was having an argument with his girlfriend, got angry and forcibly threw Delilah into the side of a crib, hitting her head on the railing. Bieski says the next day Delilah threw up, and appeared out of it but he didn't ever take her to the hospital.
"Zach doesn't have any prior criminal record so it's kind of a surprise," said Daniel Duke, court appointed attorney for Bieski.
it wasn't until two days after hitting her head that Bieski's girlfriend rushed Delilah to the hospital, when she appeared to be having a seizure.
"Such a young beautiful child such as Delilah, it's just obviously a very tragic situation," said J. Dee Brooks, prosecuting attorney.
The Midland County Prosecutor is now tasked with bringing about justice for Delilah.
"These are certainly the most difficult cases to handle, anytime children are involved," said Brooks.
Bieski is due back in court the week after Thanksgiving for his preliminary hearing. If found guilty of the first degree murder charge Bieski would get a mandatory sentence of life in prison.