Father Charged With Killing Baby Daughter

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

Stone faced and for the most part silent, Shawndale Clark heard the three charges against him. Clark, 26, faces two counts of murder and one count of child abuse in the death of his daughter, 14-month-old Amaree Mathis.

Last Friday, Blackman Township police were called to the Polo Club Apartments to check on a baby, the parents said, wasn't breathing. Emergency crews found Amaree dead when they arrived. An autopsy shows she died of blunt force head trauma and other injuries were cited as well.

Clark is being held in the Jackson County Jail with no bond. He's back in court next week.


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