Man charged in death of infant daughter in Tulsa

Posted at 7:06 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 08:06:09-04

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A man has been charged with child-abuse murder in connection to the January death of his 6-week-old daughter in Tulsa.

Twenty-two-year-old Tavarreon Dickerson was arrested Monday in Arlington, Texas. Cpl. Greg Smith of the Tulsa Police Department said that Dickerson told police that his daughter, Raylie Dickerson, was fussy and he took her to the living room to sleep. Police say the child was later found limp and was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Smith said that police were initially told that the child might have suffocated while sleeping. A state medical examiner's report says Raylie died from multiple blunt impact injuries.

Online court records do not list an attorney who can speak on Dickerson's behalf.