Father charged with incest, killing baby

January 23, 2009 11:07:32 AM PST
Authorities in Missouri say a man fathered four children with his teenage daughter and killed at least one of the children. The 47-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after the remains of two infants were found sealed in coolers on property where the family once lived in the rural town of Harrisonville.

Officials said Friday that three of the four children the man allegedly fathered with his now 19-year-old daughter are dead, but he's only charged in one case. He faces charges of second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child, statutory rape and two counts of incest.

The Associated Press is withholding the suspect's name to protect the identity of his daughter, an alleged sexual assault victim.

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