PINE BLUFF - Edward Robinson, accused of strangling his 6-month-old daughter, stood before a judge Friday morning and listened as a prosecutor outlined evidence against him.
His baby girl, Rihanna, was crying Tuesday night, and Robinson choked her to get her to stop, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter said.
For a moment, Rihanna stopped crying, then started up again, Hunter said.
The choking continued, Hunter said, and the crying stopped - this time for good.
But wait! There's more!
After the court hearing, Rihanna's grandmother, Lisa Williams, said she informed state officials four months ago that child abuse was occurring in the home.
Lisa Williams said she called the state abuse hot line and the Children and Family Services Division about 25 times before Rihanna's death.