Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

April 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated murder charge in Ocean Shores baby death

OCEAN SHORES (AP) — The charge against a man accused of killing his newborn baby daughter at Ocean Shores has been upgraded to first-degree murder.

Patrick Parnel had been charged with second-degree murder.

KXRO reports the charge was amended Tuesday and the 21-year-old was rebooked into the Grays Harbor County Jail with bail doubling to $1 million.

Parnel is accused of beating the baby to death April 3 and leaving her body in a wooded area after she was born in a motel.

Parnel’s girlfriend, 21-year-old Brittany Taylor, is charged with abandonment of a dependent person.

Court documents say they went to the motel because they didn’t want anyone to know Taylor was about to deliver.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: beathing death, charges, infant

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►