Fountain man accused of murdering 4-month-old baby

Branden Harms / Fountain Police Department
Branden Harms / Fountain Police Department

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A Fountain man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a four-month-old baby.

Fountain police said Branden Harms, 28, is charged with first-degree murder of a child under 12 and child abuse resulting in death.

Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, police were called to Memorial Hospital to investigate a possible case of child abuse. The victim, a 4-month-old girl, had life-threatening injuries.

Police learned Harms was the girl’s mom’s boyfriend, and he had been caring for the baby while the mom was away for a few hours. When the mom returned home, she immediately noticed her baby needed medical attention, and took her to Memorial Hospital. The baby was then transferred to Denver Children’s Hospital for more specialized treatment. She died there on Tuesday.

Police say Ava Skye was killed by her mom's boyfriend on April 19 in Fountain. / GoFundMe - Justice for Ava Skye
Police say Ava Skye was killed by her mom’s boyfriend on April 19 in Fountain. / GoFundMe – Justice for Ava Skye

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s