NEW BRIGHTON (KDKA) — Homicide charges are pending against a man accused of shaking his 2-month-old daughter, killing her.
Police say 28-year-old Robert Heibert, of New Brighton, called 911 Tuesday to report the baby wasn’t breathing.
“By the time somebody got there that could really help, the baby was gone,” Robert Gilbert, a neighbor, said. “That breaks my heart.”
He was watching Melanie Alexander while her mother was at Bingo. Neighbors say he wasted time looking up CPR techniques online.
“He could have asked somebody to help him,” Donna Upshar, a neighbor, said. “We could have all helped him, pitch in if he needed help – we would have all came and helped him.”
The little girl died at Children’s Hospital after she was pronounced brain dead and taken off life support.
Heibert is already facing four counts of aggravated assault, five counts of endangering the welfare of children and four counts of recklessly endangering another person in connection with the case.
Investigators say Heibert is accused of assaulting the 2-month-old girl on four separate occasions from July 19 to July 24.
Heibert was being held in the Beaver County Jail.
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