Oklahoma City man held in beating death of daughter

Tuesday, May 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A 21-year-old Oklahoma City man is being held on complaints of beating his 4-month-old daughter to death.

Jeremy Rucker is being held in the Oklahoma County Jail for the death of Madison Rucker.

Sergeant Robert Douglas says Rucker told police he began beating the child about 9:30 Sunday night because she wouldn't stop crying. Douglas says the beatings continued until about 2 Monday afternoon when Rucker took the girl to a hospital.

Police say Rucker's wife was out of town when the girl was beaten.

An 18-month-old child who also lived with Rucker is now in protective custody.