Paso Robles man charged with murdering his daughter
February 21, 2013
Paso Robles police have charged Herbert Brown III with murdering his two-year-old daughter after doctors in a Bay Area hospital pronounced her dead Tuesday night.
Brown, 29, allegedly assaulted his two-year-old daughter early Monday at their Santa Ysabel Avenue home, leaving her not breathing and with visible head and body injuries, according to the Paso Robles Police Department.
Emergency personnel took the child to Twin Cities Hospital for treatment around 5 a.m. Monday and later transferred her to a Bay Area hospital. Doctors pronounced the two-year-old victim dead around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The San Luis Obispo County Coroner will conduct an autopsy later this week.
Police initially charged Brown with child abuse, but changed the charge to murder after the child died. Brown also received a charge of assault resulting in the death of a child. Brown has been in San Luis Obispo County Jail since Monday.