A young father in Arkansas smothered his infant child before trying to revive her by shocking her with a live extension cord, police said in a Wednesday report.
Tyler Buchanan, 19, was charged Monday with capital murder in his daughter's death, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Buchanan, according to the news outlet, initially told police that the baby woke up around 5:30 that morning, and he fed her with a bottle before she went back to sleep.
Buchanan later told police he held the child's head against his shoulder to stop her from breathing because she kept screaming and he wanted to sleep.
Facing a capital murder charge, Buchanan reportedly could face the death penalty or life in prison, according to the report.