Court: Dad accused of killing baby daughter pleads guilty

Brian Hayslip makes his first appearance in court.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Court officials say an Ohio man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter who was found dead in a car seat in his truck last year has pleaded guilty to murder and tampering with evidence charges.

Clark County court officials say Brian Hayslip pleaded guilty Thursday in Lilly Hayslip’s death. A message seeking comment was left for Hayslip’s attorney.

Court documents allege the 22-year-old man told police his daughter died after he shook her when she began crying Dec. 27 at his home in Springfield.

Authorities say she apparently died in Clark County.

Her body was found inside Hayslip’s running truck in Mercer County. Authorities tracked Hayslip to a field, where he said he was looking for a place to bury his daughter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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