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Walker man arrested in death of daughter

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LIVINGSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 23-year-old man faces a count of manslaughter after police say he admitted becoming frustrated with his inconsolable 4-week-old daughter and placing his hand over her mouth to prevent her from crying.

Walker police Capt. John Sharp says the infant died Tuesday after being taken off life support at a hospital.

Sharp says Franklin D. Finney was arrested Wednesday and remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bail.

He says the child's mother, 22-year-old Kayla Depoy, found the girl unresponsive in her crib April 19 at the couple's home.

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