Family searching for answers in death of 4-week-old baby
The family of four-week-old Olivia Dunton says they want closure.
Olivia was killed last month. Her father Ivan Dominique Dunton told police he violently shook Olivia before accidentally kicking the car seat she was in down the stairs. He faces criminal homicide and aggravated child abuse charges.
The medical examiner's office released the full autopsy report for baby Olivia. It showed the four-week-old suffered blunt force injuries to her head and chest.
On Wednesday, Channel 3 got a message from Olivia's grandmother, Selina Frady, saying her daughter is still too distraught to speak with media but says her family is struggling to try to move on.
“I don't understand. I need to understand,” Frady said. “I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Never. Never in a million years.”
On Tuesday, they received Olivia's autopsy report.
“It matches what Ivan, what Dominique told police that he did,” Frady said. “She's got several fractures, broken bones, they said abrasions you know bruises.”
On March 4th, police were called to a home on East 27th street. Frady says a friend of Olivia's father was performing CPR on the baby. About 30 minutes later, she was pronounced dead at the hospital. Frady says Olivia's father, Dunton, was watching Olivia and her one-year-old brother. Their mother was seeing a doctor.
“I don't think anybody will ever get the complete truth of what happened that day in that house because there were only three people there,” Frady said.
Despite Dunton’s confession to police, Frady says her family wants to know why.
“We're torn. He broke us. He broke our family.”
Frady says the family will be in the courtroom when Dunton faces a judge in sessions court on Tuesday.