Father charged with 3-month-old daughter's murder faces judge
ATLANTA - The Gwinnett County father charged with the murder of his 3-month-old daughter faced a judge on Monday. He will remain in jail for now.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Charles Hamilton, 44, at Atlanta's airport on Saturday. He had been wanted on several warrants related to the murder of his daughter, Adriana Hamilton.
Hamilton was arrested after arriving in Atlanta at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on a Delta flight returning from the Dominican Republic, according to the FBI.
Last Tuesday, police found Hamilton's GMC Yukon at Hartsfield-Jackson. Police said they aren't sure when the vehicle was abandoned.
Hamilton was returned to Gwinnett County where he will face charges of murder, cruelty to children, and aggravated assault.
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Adriana Hamilton died after suffering significant head trauma. On September 9, Gwinnett County firefighters transported the little girl to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where hospital staff noticed her severe injuries.
Investigators said Hamilton was watching his daughter the day she was admitted to the hospital while the baby's mother cleaned clothes at a laundromat.
According to police, the baby had fractured ribs and her brain was bleeding. She passed away on September 13.
A probable cause hearing will be held for Hamilton on October 3 at 8:30 a.m.