Pasadena father charged with suffocating baby daughter
Marquise Jackson, 21, was arrested late Thursday and charged Monday with killing his daughter, Mo-Nayjah, in May in a Pasadena apartment, said Lt. Tracey Ibarra.
Police and paramedics responded to a call of a child not breathing in the 100 block of West Del Mar Avenue, she said. Efforts to resuscitate the child failed.
"The family said they didn't know what happened. It was considered a suspicious death, and an investigation was initiated," Ibarra said.
Upon questioning, Jackson "admitted he suffocated the 1-year-old girl," Ibarra said.
Jackson was being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
-- Richard Winton
Map: Shows location of last week's incident in purple, as well as 9 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report / Los Angeles Times