Police: Father charged with murder in methadone overdose death o - KPTV - FOX 12

Police: Father charged with murder in methadone overdose death of baby girl

Posted: Updated:
Darian McWoods, Diamond McWoods (Jail booking photos) Darian McWoods, Diamond McWoods (Jail booking photos)
Kamaya Denay Flores (Family photo released by Portland Police Bureau) Kamaya Denay Flores (Family photo released by Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder and his sister is also facing charges in connection with the methadone overdose death of his baby daughter three years ago, according to police.

Homicide detectives arrested Darian Lee McWoods on Wednesday on charges of murder, first-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, criminal mistreatment and tampering with a witness.

The investigation began on Dec. 17, 2013, after the death of 15-month-old Kamaya Denay Flores.

The state medical examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Flores died of methadone toxicity.

McWoods' sister and the child's aunt, Diamond McWoods, 22, was arrested Wednesday on charges of perjury, tampering with a witness and false swearing.

Police did not release any further details about the investigation.

Court documents state Darian McWoods "previously engaged in a pattern and practice of assault and torture" of another child.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692 or michele.michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

Copyright 2016 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.