NEWARK - The suspect in the death of a 3-month-old told his brother he did something "unforgivable," according to court documents released Tuesday.
The statement of facts say Ryan Mosholder, 25, sent a text message to his brother that said "he had done something unforgivable and was going away for a long time if the police were called."
Upon arriving, police found Mosholder's 3-month-old daughter dead on a shelf in a closet. She was covered with bruises on her entire body and had blood coming out of her nose and mouth, according to the statement.
Mosholder fled prior to police arriving. After police arrested Mosholder, he admitted to poking and slapping the infant and "demonstrated punching her with a closed fist, but claimed this occurred after the baby died."
Mosholder's brother called 911 Monday afternoon after finding the baby not breathing.
On the 911 call, obtained by The Advocate, the caller said his brother called him "scared."
"I came over here and his baby's passed away," the caller said.
According to the 911 call, Mosholder told his brother the baby, 3-month-old Bri'Anna Mosholder, had been choking.
"I asked him why he didn't call the cops and he said he was too busy helping the baby," the caller said.
Mosholder was charged with murder Tuesday morning in Licking County Common Pleas Court.
His bond was set at $1 million during a hearing Tuesday afternoon.
When police arrived at the apartment on the 100 block of Andover Road, Mosholder was not there. According to the 911 call, Mosholder had left and the caller said he did not want to chase him because there were other children in the home.