ZION, Ill. (Lake County News-Sun) ― Zion police have charged a 19-year old man in the death of his four-month-old daughter.
Larnell D. Mace of the 1600 block of Lorelei in north suburban Zion is charged with two counts of First Degree Murder in the death of his daughter, four-month-old Jasmine Mace.
Jasmine died Wednesday of what was initially thought to be an infectious disease, because she had been to the hospital on numerous occasions with bronchitis symptoms, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller. But an autopsy Thursday revealed injuries consistent with physical abuse of the child, Keller said.
"She suffered internal injuries and internal bleeding related to trauma," Keller said Friday afternoon. "We have ruled the death a homicide."
I don't have a mug shot on the guy...but he does have a Myspace...