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Drunk man stumbles and kills his baby before putting body in swing

By Mason White 6:52 PM February 27, 2013
Edward Doyle 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) In a sad turn of events, a drunken father, fell over his newborn baby, killing her.

Edward Doyle, 28, had been out for a birthday celebration of a friend and drank six beers. He returned home in the early morning hours.

Doyle agreed that he should have never handled his 2-month-old baby, while he was drunk. But sadly, he did take care of his baby that night.

Doyle told detectives that he was holding his 2-month-old daughter Makayla, when he fell over and landed on top of the baby.

At that time, the drunk father did not realize that he had crushed his daughter and he proceeded to place the the baby back into the swing.
Makayla was found unconscious in the family’s apartment the next morning.

When officers arrived at the house they saw red swelling on the baby’s forehead as well as bruises and cuts on the bridge of her nose, according to court documents.

She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to court documents.

Investigators said that the death is still under investigation and an autopsy is underway.
Doyle was arrested and he is being held on $1 million bail.