BESSEMER, Ala. – Authorities say a man who had been arguing with a woman in Alabama threw an exercise weight through a car window, striking and fatally injuring their 2-year-old daughter.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells AL.com that deputies responded to a domestic violence report Saturday and found Laila Reid unresponsive with injuries to the head and face. She died at a hospital.
Christian says the child's father, 38-year-old Ira Reid, had argued with the mother. When the mother got in a car to leave, the deputy says, Reid threw the weight, hitting the child seated inside. Christian says Reid acknowledged causing the injuries.
Reid is charged with murder, domestic violence offenses and shooting or throwing a dangerous object into a vehicle.
It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews