Father charged in 5-year old's murder

March 7, 2008 7:31:01 PM PST
A father in suburban Maine Township has been charged with murdering his 5-year-old daughter.Police say Kae Cassandra Lawson was found alone and unresponsive at 9205 Potter Road, Maine Township, by her mother when the mother returned home from work Thursday night.

An autopsy shows the girl died of suffocation.

On Friday afternoon, 37-year-old Elmyr Lawson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He had been babysitting the child but was missing when the mother came home.

Police found Lawson a short time later and took him into custody.