A Talladega man is being held without bond after being arrested for the capital murder of a child under the age of 14.
According to Talladega Police Department Capt. John McCoy, Eric Rotary Payne-Blakney, 22, of 1900 Old Shocco Road, was arrested Tuesday on a grand jury indictment without incident.
Payne-Blakney is accused of killing his 8-month-old daughter on June 11, 2013, in his home. The cause of death was head trauma, McCoy said.
The child was initially taken to the emergency room at Citizens Baptist Medical Center and was later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, where she eventually died from her injuries.