By: KDKA-TV News Staff
STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) -- Allegheny County Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl in Stowe Township.
Police said officials were notified of an unresponsive toddler in a residence in the 700 block of Woodward Avenue on Thursday at 3:45 a.m.
First responders arrived and found that the child was not breathing. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The child was identified as Brielle Swinton.
Police said the medical examiner's office ruled the manner of death as a homicide, and 19-year-old Kyrell Morgan has been charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of children.
He was taken into custody on Friday and is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.
According to the criminal complaint, police believe Morgan squeezed the child around the mid-section on Wednesday, causing a laceration on her liver, which led to her death.
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