COLDWATER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — The man accused of murdering his daughter has been indicted by a Clark County grand jury.
The grand jury on Tuesday indicted Brian Hayslip for murder, involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.
The indictment comes less than a week after Hayslip made his first appearance in a Clark County courtroom.
Hayslip is facing a felony murder charge for allegedly shaking his 3-month-old baby girl to death.
The judge entered a plea of not guilty for Hayslip during the arraignment in December. Bond was set at $300,000.
Hayslip will be represented by a public defender, with a preliminary hearing date yet to be determined.
Brian Hayslip In Court
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Body camera footage was released on Wednesday from the arrest of Hayslip.
The footage, dated Dec. 27 shows Hayslip on the ground in a field.
Hayslip is accused of shaking his three-month-old daughter to death after she cried, according to court documents. His daughter, Lilly, began to cry while Hayslip fed her Tuesday.
Hayslip would later tell investigators that he was in Mercer County looking for a place to bury Lilly.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says Hayslip is the father of the deceased child.
Court records show that Hayslip was supposed to take Lilly to his fiance’s mother’s house around noon so he could go to work. His fiance told investigators that he had not heard from him in a while and began to grow concerned.
When the fiance returned to the house, she found Hayslip and Lilly missing — she then created a missing persons report.
Hayslip’s vehicle was located in Mercer County with the deceased victim in the truck. A K-9 search of the area yielded Hayslip in the field, covered in mud. He was then detained and taken into the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. There, he admitted to shaking Lilly which resulted in his death, according to court records.
“Mr. Hayslip advised he changed the baby’s clothes, placed her in the car seat and left the residence, realizing after a few minutes that the baby was deceased,” according to court records.
Lilly’s preliminary autopsy results indicate that she died from a subdermal hematoma to the brain.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO HAYSLIP’S ARREST
2:10PM – Mother, Brittany Bruce-Smith files missing person report in Clark Co. after Brian Hayslip does not bring baby to Grandmother’s house or show up to work in Springfield.
5:15PM – 911 CALL: Baby found dead in back of a pick-up truck in Mercer Co.
5:50PM – Police find Brian Hayslip in wooded area in Mercer Co. He was arrested and taken to jail.
10:00PM – Investigations with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Clark Co. Sheriff’s office search Hayslip’s home in 3800 block of Lawrenceville Drive in German Township.