A man has been charged with murder after he allegedly threw his newborn daughter into a river and fatally shot her mother.
Memphis Police say Brandon Isabelle, 25, killed Danielle Hoyle, 27, with a gunshot to her head, and tossed two-day-old Kennedy Hoyle into the Mississippi river.
The horrifying incident took place on Tuesday, which was suspect's 25th birthday.
He was arrested on Wednesday on two counts of first-degree murder, as well as murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping and tampering or fabricating evidence.
Court documents obtained by the Commercial Appeal say Isabelle admitted to cops that he lured Hoyle to a spot where he smashed the window of her car and shot her.
He then reportedly went into the car and grabbed Kennedy, who weighed just six pounds (2.7kg), and threw her off the bridge into the river below, throwing in the murder weapon moments later.
Police found Hoyle's body near the car, and were still searching for the baby on Wednesday night — although they are operating on the assumption that she has died.
A statement from Memphis Police Department read: “Kennedy Hoyle has not been located; however, evidence suggests that she is deceased.
"The search will continue to recover her remains.”
Danielle's mother April Campbell said she last spoke to her daughter when she called her at 7.30pm on Tuesday to tell her she was taking Kennedy in for tests at the hospital.
She spoke of her heartbreak to local television station NBC WMC-TV, and said: “You can cry so much that tears don’t even come down your eyes anymore. … I haven’t slept. I haven't slept.
“Danielle, she’s missed by everybody. Young folks make mistakes, but that wasn’t a mistake. There wasn’t a reason to kill my daughter.”
It was reported on Thursday that Isabelle was being held in the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center without bail.
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