Man beats 7-month-old girl to death after learning that he was not the father of his girlfriend’s daughter


Chris Marquis McMorris 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man who was angry at his girlfriend because she had a baby with another man, decided to kill her daughter, according to police in Minnesota.

Brooklyn Park police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Chris Marquis McMorris after being accused of the beating death of his girlfriend's 7-month-old daughter.

McMorris was charged with second-degree murder. If convicted, McMorris faces up to 80 years in prison. He was booked into the Hennepin County Jail, and his bail has been set at $1.5 million.

According to the criminal complaint, the police were called around 9:15 a.m., on reports of an unresponsive child at a home in Sumter Circle N.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found the 7-month-old girl unresponsive. She was taken to the North Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy showed that the baby had 11 broken ribs and multiple bruises on the face, scalp, abdomen, back and behind.

She also suffered a laceration to the liver and bleeding in the abdominal cavity. The girl died as a result of blunt force injuries to her abdomen.

McMorris was alone with the baby on the morning of her death. McMorris was in a relationship with the girl's mother, and he lived with them.

McMorris became angry after blood tests showed that he was not the biological father of the baby. Three days later, he beat the child to death.