Prosecutor: Alabama murder suspect kneed crying infant in the head


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A judge on Tuesday denied bond for the father accused of killing his 3-month-old girl.

Corey Parsons is charged with capital murder in the death of Nyla Rose Simon. Court documents allege she died of blunt force to the head.

Parsons admitted to violently shaking the baby and striking her in the back of her head with his knee because she wouldn’t stop crying, according to Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood.

Another adult was in the home but in a different room, Blackwood said.

Parsons’ parents were at Tuesday’s court hearing support their son and said he would never do something like this. “I can’t help whatever the evidence is it’s not true. My son would not hurt this baby,” Myra Freeman Jackson, Parsons’ mother tells News 5. 

“He has never been in any trouble. Never been locked up. He is one of those kids that that is the worst thing that could happen to him. It’s like putting him in a cage like an animal,” said Bobby Jackson, Parsons’ father.

Blackwood described Nyla’s injury as a “catastrophic fracture to her skull” that caused a brain injury.

If convicted, Parsons could face the death penalty.

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