8-Month-Old Iowa Girl Beaten to Death — and Her 17-Year-Old Father Is Charged
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An Iowa teen father is behind bars in connection with the beating death of his eight-month-old daughter.

Jayden Straight, 17, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in the death of Raija Straight, Polk County Attorney John Sarcone tells PEOPLE.

Raija suffered multiple skull fractures, a ruptured spleen, several broken ribs and massive retina hemorrhaging, according to a police affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

A doctor allegedly told detectives that the girl’s...


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