Mississippi man charged with killing girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter

Credit: DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department

Credit: DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department

A Mississippi man was arrested on a capital murder charge in connection with the death of a 3-year-old child.

Christopher Waldrop, 30, has been charged with capital murder after the death of Baylee Allen, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department.

Allen was killed in the 5500 block of Kaitlynn Drive in Walls, investigators said.

Officials said Allen was unresponsive when emergency responders arrived at the scene on Oct. 19.

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The child died from “shaken baby syndrome,” according to deputies. Waldrop was the boyfriend of Allen’s mother.

Police said Allen’s death was ruled a homicide by the Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office.

Waldrop is being held in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Facility without bond.

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