A young father in Arkansas smothered his infant child before trying to revive her by shocking her with a live extension cord, police said.
Tyler Buchanan, 19, was charged Monday with capital murder in his daughter’s death. The 2-month-old girl, named Paisley, died on June 12 after Buchanan allegedly suffocated her as he tried to stop her from screaming so he could sleep.
Buchanan initially told police that the baby woke up around 5:30 that morning, and he fed her with a bottle before she went back to sleep. He reportedly said that when he woke up later, his daughter was not breathing, so he cut off the end of an extension cord and tried to use it to shock her back to life.
Buchanan later told police he held the child’s head against his shoulder to stop her from breathing because she kept screaming and he wanted to sleep.
Buchanan is facing a capital murder charge, incuding the death penalty or life in prison, according to KSFM. He was being held in the Crawford County jail without bond, according to the station.