Bullhead City man arrested for attempted murder of baby

By Nikki Bowers | nbowers@8newsnow.com

Published 08/29 2016 05:02PM

Updated 08/29 2016 05:02PM

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A Bullhead City man was arrested for the attempted murder of his newborn baby.

Bullhead City Police said Jeremy William Cowan, 29, tried to kill his two-week-old daughter on Aug. 14.  Officers said the baby was taken to a Las Vegas hospital for a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage.

On the day of the incident, detectives interviewed the child’s parents who claimed the baby fell off the couch. During their investigation detectives also learned that the parents of the baby had taken the child to the doctor several times in the week before the child was injured because the baby was throwing up and not eating.

Bullhead City Police said investigators conducted a second interview with the parents because the injuries weren't consistent with a child falling off a couch. That's when the parents changed their story and told police that Cowan, had tripped and accidently dropped the baby on her head.

The parents also failed to tell doctors that the baby had recently been dropped on her head, denying the baby proper diagnosis and immediate treatment for her severe head injury for approximately one week, police said.
   
On Aug. 29, Bullhead City police learned Cowan was in a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend who's also the mother of the baby.  Police said, Cowan threatened to kill his girlfriend and said that he wished their baby daughter had died.

After interviewing Cowan for the third time, police learned that he had thrown the infant head-first onto the hardwood floor.  Officers said he did it because the baby was crying.

The baby girl and the mother’s two other young children are currently in the care of the Department of Child Safety.  No word on what the baby's future condition will be.
    
Cowan will be booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, Arizona.

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