Homicide detective Daniel Bannister, 31, was charged with murdering daughter Hailey in December
Emergency services on Dec 5, 2018 responding to calls from to the New Jersey home found three-month-old baby Hailey Bannister ‘Unresponsive [and] having difficulty breathing
Hailey died six days later and Bannister was suspended after investigators deemed his daughter’s death to be suspicious
Autopsy revealed that baby Hailey died from head injuries indicating ‘an ongoing pattern of abuse,’ including a brain bleed and broken ribs
His wife Catherine Bannister, 29, was also charged with second-degree endangering child
A New Jersey homicide detective has been charged with the murder of his three-month-old daughter. The Ewing police officer was arrested Wednesday morning on a murder charge accusing him of causing the traumatic injuries that killed his infant in December.
Daniel Bannister, 31, was suspended from his job in December, 2018 pending an investigation into the death of his infant daughter, Hailey.
But according to Mercer County prosecutors he has now been charged with her murder.
Bannister’s wife Catherine Bannister, 29, was also charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
Baby Hailey died after emergency services were called to her home on December 5, 2018 to reports of ‘an unresponsive three-month-old baby having difficulty breathing,’ the police statement said.
‘Emergency medical technicians assessed the baby, who was not breathing and in cardiac arrest.’
Three-month-old Hailey died from ‘complications from blunt impact trauma of the head including skull fractures and subdural hemorrhage.’ er parents have now been charged in her death
She died six days later and Bannister was suspended after investigators deemed her death to be suspicious.
Prosecutors say an autopsy later revealed she died from ‘complications from blunt impact trauma of the head including skull fractures and subdural hemorrhage.’
‘The nature of Hailey’s injuries indicated an ongoing pattern of abuse.’
Daniel Bannister worked for the police department since 2017 and he was taken into custody on Wednesday this week – authorities confirmed.