Largo, FL (November 26, 2018) – Police investigated and arrested a man from Largo when they discovered that he fatally beat a 7-week-old baby in a home on 117th Street North.
The police were called to the area for a report of an unresponsive child. They found 7-week-old Gwendolyn Eydelman, who was not breathing when they arrived. Paramedics used life-saving measures to attempt to revive her. She was immediately rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
29-year-old Artem Eydelman, her father, was caring for the child while her mother, 26-year-old Mariah Samon, was at work. Eydelman said that he fed his daughter and laid her down in bed before he went to sleep in his own bed. He then claimed that he returned to her bed 15 minutes later and found that she was unresponsive.
However, doctors found that Gwendolyn suffered a severe skull fracture from being struck with force, bleeding on the brain, and rib fractures. The 7-week-old was on life support this past week for two days but then passed away.
Eydelman spoke with detectives and they found that the baby had been struck in the head with a closed fist. He admitted that he squeezed the child in the midsection and shook her. Now, he is facing charges of first-degree murder and violation of probation.
The investigation into the matter is ongoing at this time.
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