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Teen Father Charged With Murder in Death of His 8-Month-Old Baby
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A teen father faces first degree murder charges after police say he beat his eight-month-old daughter to death. According to Des Moines Police, 17-year-old Jayden Straight turned himself in to police early Sunday morning. Along with the murder charge, the teen is also charged with child endangerment resulting in death. Police say he was the only person home with the child during the time-frame in which doctors believe the baby was injured. The baby's mother and Straight's mother are not part of the investigation.