Yet another infant is murdered out of frustration.
On Tuesday, around 12:45 pm Howard County paramedics responded to a 911 call at 6270 Ducketts Lane in Elkridge Maryland where an infant was unresponsive and not breathing. Six week old Aubrey Krampf was rushed to Howard County General Hospital and later flown to Johns Hopkins Children's Center suffering from brain hemorrhaging and fractures throughout her little body.
A radiologist at John's Hopkins Children's Center commented that her injuries were comparable with non-accidental trauma and the infant died Thursday morning.
Aubrey had been in the care of her father, 26 year old Aron James Krampf and when he was questioned by police, at first he told them that her injuries were caused by his 2 year old son. According to published documents, Aron told investigators that he had been in bed watching a movie with the infant and when he left for a minute, he found the baby face down with his son over top of her.
After police confronted him about the extent of his daughter's injuries, he eventually confessed to holding the baby in front of him and shaking her for an extended period of time in a desperate attempt to keep her from crying. He also admitted that he might have squeezed her too hard. When his daughter stopped crying, he put her back on the bed, assuming she was asleep.
Aron's brother, who lives in the same house, told police he heard a commotion and when he came upstairs to see what was going on, he saw how hurt the baby was and called 911.
Aron was arrested and charged on Wednesday night with first and second degree assault, child abuse, and reckless endangerment but charges are expected to be upgraded to murder when the case goes to a grand jury later this month.
Aron currently is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on one million dollars bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 4, 2013.