LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas – A 29-year-old Hardin man faces a capital murder charge in the death of a 4-week-old girl, deputies said.
According the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Christopher Keith is charged with capital murder in the death of infant Nevaeh Keith, who died on July 2. The suspect is not the infant’s biological father.
Investigators said the charge comes after a five-month investigation into the infant’s death. An autopsy report ruled that the infant died from damage to the respiratory breathing system.
Brian Keith was a resident of the city of Hardin at the time of the child’s death.
Keith was already in the Liberty County jail on a charge of probation revocation when the arrest warrant for the murder charge was served. Investigators said Keith has a long criminal record with this department.