On Tuesday, a Baltimore man was charged with two counts of murder in the death of his 6-month-old son, who died in September 2016.
Thirty-four-year-old Cornelius McBride of Calverton Heights was charged with child abuse and first- and second-degree murder in the death of his infant son, Kahlil Cannady.
On March 25, 2016, Cannady was transported to an area hospital for treatment of head trauma. Western District officer were called to the hospital for a report of possible child abuse a short time later.
The state medical examiner’s office ruled the infant’s death a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head in October, according to court documents. The medical examiner noted the trauma was “the result of high-level intentional trauma and not a simple fall.”
The boy suffered traumatic brain injury, hemorrhaging, traumatic hearing loss, seizure disorder and traumatic blindness secondary to the brain trauma.
The mother told police that she dropped Cannady off at McBride’s house for the night. A short time later, she received a call from McBride, saying the child was having seizures, police said.
McBride told family that he was giving the infant a bath when he fell backwards, while sitting in the seating position and struck his head on the bathtub. Doctors said the infant’s injuries were inconsistent with such a fall, according to court documents.