October 21, 2017
This is one of the countless reasons you should never breed with a Black.
A married father-of-one from suburban New Orleans was arrested Tuesday after calling police to say that he had stabbed his 18-month-old daughter to death.
Mark Hambrick, 45, of Bywater, was taken into custody and booked into the local jail on one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.
According to a police press release, officers responded to a home in the 3100 block of North Rampart Street after getting a report about a stabbing just after 7am Tuesday.
They were met outside by Hambrick, who was sitting on the porch after confessing to a 911 operator that he had stabbed and suffocated his young daughter ‘to put her out of her misery,’ because ‘God told him to,’ according to police.
The man also said on the call that he would be waiting for police to come and arrest him.
When officers entered the house, they found the 18-month-old child lying on a bed, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigators also recovered a knife from the scene, believed to be the murder weapon
Under questioning, Hambrick allegedly said that he stabbed and strangled his daughter overnight, then waited until after 7am to call police. His wife was not home at the time of the killing.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy on the victim to determine the exact cause of death.
Neighbors described Hambrick, his wife Monika Gerhart and their only child as ‘sweet people.’ A woman who knows the family said the 18-month-old girl had just started talking.
Mark Hambrick and Monika Gerhart with their half-breed.