Pittsburg County Man Charged With Murder Of 4-Month Old Infant

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 3:09 pm
By: News On 6


MCCLASTER, Oklahoma -- A 35-year-old Hartshorne man is in the Pittsburg County jail charged with the death of a 4-month-old infant.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, Damon Landry is charged with first degree murder of Kalisha Brown.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigator stated in the affidavit after interview with a doctor at the McAlester hospital that Kalisha had been violently shaken prior to arriving at the hospital's ER on the afternoon of June 2nd.

She was transferred to a Tulsa hospital, where she died on June 6, 2011 from "blunt force trauma to the skull."

The affidavit says Landry was a boyfriend of the grandmother, Teresa Sweet who had left Kalisha Brown as well as two other children, ages 1 and 2 in his care when she went to work.

Landry told investigators that the infant had spit up while he was feeding her and that he shoved her off his lap and across the room. He says the child was unresponsive and he tried to administer CPR.

In a follow up interview with the physician, the doctor told investigators "that a fall from ten feet wouldn't have caused the degree of skull fractures that Kalisha had suffered."

Landry remains in the Pittsburg County jail, where he is being held without bond.