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Tampa police: Despite court order, mother lived with baby she choked to death

TAMPA — Police said Thursday that a mother accused of killing her infant daughter on Dec. 17 lived in the child's home despite a court order limiting her contact with her children.

Tampa police arrested the child's father, Marcus Harden, 38, of 922 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and charged him with child neglect Wednesday.

He left Eboni Thompson, 32, alone with 4-month-old Markala Thompson, even though a court ruled she could have only supervised visits with the child, police said.

Thompson choked the crying baby until she stopped breathing while Harden was at the store, police say she admitted.

The Department of Children and Families took the couple's four other children into custody Dec. 17. Thompson was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.

Both parents are being held in the Hillsborough County jail without bail.

Tampa police: Despite court order, mother lived with baby she choked to death 01/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 6, 2011 4:59pm]
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