Man who said fall killed infant charged, jailed


NEW CUMBERLAND — A man who told police his infant daughter was injured falling out of her baby swing has been charged with inflicting those injuries instead, which killed her.

The public defender for 23-year-old Deven Kohr declined comment on criminal homicide and other charge filed Saturday against the New Cumberland man.

Police say emergency crews were called to home on May 14 when the 6-month-old girl went into cardiac arrest. Doctors later determined that the girl’s injuries were called by having been squeezed within 15 minutes and she died at a hospital later that day.

A coroner found injuries consistent with traumatic asphyxia and “numerous brain bleeds” that had occurred in the past. There were hemorrhages in both the girl’s eyes which would have left her blind, too.

Kohr is jailed without bond.