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Man arrested in stabbing death of 18-month-old daughter

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Mark Hambrick / New Orleans Police Dept. Mark Hambrick / New Orleans Police Dept.
NEW ORLEANS, La. -

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a man on second-degree murder in the death of his 18-month-old daughter. 

Investigators say that officers responded to a call at around 7:00 a.m. of a stabbing inside a home on North Rampart Street in New Orleans October 17, 2017. Upon arrival, officers found the child in the home suffering from multiple stab wounds to the body. 

The child was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officers say they located the child's father, 45-year-old Mark Hambrick, outside on the porch where he was placed under arrest. Police say that the child was stabbed and suffocated by her father. The release states that Hambrick had called the police department earlier and allegedly advised that he had killed his daughter and that he would be outside waiting for the police to arrest him. 

A weapon was recovered from the scene. 

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