Deputies: 9-month-old girl, allegedly injured by Clay father, has died

Brian Wilson/ Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

TOWN OF CLAY, N.Y. -- The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says a 9-month-old girl who was allegedly injured by her father has passed away due to her injuries.

Deputies say 9-month-old Faith Wilson was pronounced dead shortly before 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office says detectives are now working with the District Attorney's Office and more charges may be filed against the child's father, Brian Wilson.

Wilson, 40, is accused of causing the injuries to his daughter at their home on Bonstead Road in Clay. Deputies say they believe the incident that allegedly caused the injuries is believed to have happened at some point between November 6th and 7th.

The Sheriff's Office says Wilson brought the child to Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital after she showed signs of distress. Doctors evaluating the infant discovered she had suffered from a severe hemorrhage to the brain and other injuries.

Wilson was arraigned Wednesday night on charges of Reckless Assault of a Child and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. State law defines Reckless Assault of a Child as causing serious physical injury to the brain of a child under 5 years old by shaking, slamming or throwing a child so as to impact the child's head on a hard surface or object.

According to deputies, Wilson was denied bail due to prior felony convictions. He's due back in court on November 14th.

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