NOPD: Baby girl killed by father in Bywater area of New Orleans

NOPD: Baby girl killed by father in Bywater area of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide by cutting in the 3100 block of North Rampart Street. The victim involved is an 18-month-old girl.

The report came out around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The father was identified as Mark Hambrick. Officers said Hambrick said "God told him to kill" his daughter.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Officers also located the child's father outside on the porch where he was placed under arrest without incident.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the victim was stabbed and suffocated by her father. Hambrick, later called the police and advised that he had killed his daughter and that he would be outside waiting for the police to come and arrest him.

Detectives recovered the weapon from the scene.

Based on the facts of the investigation, detectives booked Hambrick with one count of second-degree homicide and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. The investigation is ongoing.