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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:30 pm

A 19-year-old Birmingham man is charged with capital murder
of his infant daughter, authorities said Thursday.
Investigators said Cortez Ronell Fisher killed Camarah
Fisher, who didn't make it to her 1-month birthday.
She died two weeks ago at Children's Hospital after
being taken there from her grandmother's home. Camarah
had multiple skull fractures, along with scratches and
bruising around the neck, said Jefferson County
sheriff's spokesman Lt. Randy Christian.
"How sad it is that this child wasn't given a
fair chance at life and the evidence says her father was
responsible for cutting her life so short," Christian
said.
Camarah, born July 27, died Aug. 22.
The ordeal began to unfold that Saturday morning when
Camarah's grandmother heard her crying and found her in
a crib in a downstairs bedroom and laboring to breathe.
Deputies were called to the grandmother's home in the
1500 block of Fourth Street Northwest in the Center Point
area at 9 a.m.
The grandmother's 911 call reported the baby was
having trouble breathing and appeared to have swelling in
her head, Christian said. Center Point Fire paramedics took
her to St. Vincent's East and then to Children's,
where doctors found the head trauma and neck scratches and
bruising, Christian said.
After Camarah's death, a medical examiner's
report showed the multiple fractures to her skull.
Christian said Thursday the investigation showed Fisher
was alone with the baby just before the grandmother found
her.
Camarah lived with her 16-year-old mother and her
grandmother in the Center Point area. Fisher lived there
only part of the time.
Christian said Fisher was arrested Wednesday evening after
he went to the sheriff's office to be questioned by
detectives. He is being held without bond in the county
jail.
Camarah's family members declined to comment on
Thursday.
"These cases are very taxing on a detectives'
emotions. Detective (Don) Edge is one of our best and stayed
on this night and day," said Jefferson County Sheriff
Mike Hale. "He has done a great job of bringing some
closure to this family that had many questions that needed
to be answered."
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Post by oviedo45 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:33 pm

http://sheriff.jccal.org/results.asp

he is not in the jail -
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Post by oviedo45 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Jefferson County jury to decide if teen killed his baby
Published: Friday, June 18, 2010, 7:30 AM Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, 9:26 AM
Camarah Fisher was merely 3 1/2 weeks old when she died at Child­ren's Hospital with six fractures in her skull and a dozen fingernail marks on her chest.

Jefferson County jurors will be asked today to decide if Camarah's then 19-year-old father, Cortez Fisher, committed capital murder in her death.

Prosecutors said Fisher was alone with Camarah in the time frame when the medical examiner said she would have received the fatal head injuries.

Fisher alone had nails long enough to make the crescent­shaped marks on the infant's chest, prosecutors Deborah Danneman and Patrick Lamb argued.

"He wrapped his right hand around her chest . . . his fingernails embedded into her chest," Danne­man told jurors during closing ar­guments Thursday. "And with a blunt object, his fist, he bashed in that little girl's skull over and over."

But the defense argued that oth­ers inside the house the morning of Aug. 22, 2009 -- including the ba­by's then 16-year-old mother, Di­amond Bowers -- could have fatally hurt the baby.

Bowers admitted to jurors that she was tired and frustrated while caring for her colicky baby alone, and that she left Camarah unat­tended on a bed twice the day be­fore she died.

The child's grandmother, Josette Butler, also was alone with the in­fant minutes before her head began swelling to the point that her eyes were forced shut, testimony showed.

Anthony argued to jurors that Bowers and Butler lied to investiga­tors and jurors in an attempt to point the finger at Fisher.

"I can't tell you who did that to that baby," said Emory Anthony, who defended Fisher with Derrick Collins. "But (the prosecution) can't either, because they have no evidence."

Neither the mother nor the grandmother said they saw Fisher harm Camarah. In his two statements to sheriff's investigators Fisher, now 20, said he neither acci­dentally dropped nor beat Cama­rah.

"I didn't do nothing wrong with my own child," he told investigators in a recording played to jurors. "I didn't have her but three minutes in my hands."

Camarah's parents fell asleep early that morning with the 10-pound infant between them in the bed, testimony showed. About 5 a.m., Bowers fed the baby.

Fisher told deputies that Cama­rah woke again after 8 a.m. with a dirty diaper. He was about to change her in an adjoining room when the grandmother came in the room and finished the task.

Butler testified she noted the child was pale. She said she tried to calm the fussy baby while Fisher went back in the bedroom with Bowers, who was asleep.

Butler testified she handed the sleeping baby to Fisher 10 minutes later, then resumed getting ready for work. She later came back and saw Camarah's head swelling, But­ler said.

Family members told investiga­tors that Camarah was in her bassi­net all night, but admitted on the witness stand she was moved there from the bed before paramedics ar­rived.

Lt. Paul Henderson of the Center Point fire department testified ev­eryone acted strangely when he re­sponded to the 911 call. Nobody showed any emotion or acted like they were relieved help had arrived.

"The reaction was not like any­thing I've seen in the past 17 years," he said.
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/06/jefferson_county_jury_to_decid.html
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Post by oviedo45 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:55 pm

Jefferson County jury finds Cortez Fisher not guilty in infant daughter's abuse death
Published: Friday, June 18, 2010, 12:05 PM Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, 12:09 PM
Eric Velasco -- The Birmingham News Eric Velasco -- The Birmingham News
A Jefferson County jury deliberated less than three hours this morning before finding Cortez Fisher not guilty of killing his 3½-week-old daughter, who had multiple skull fractures and fingernail marks on her chest when she died in 2009.

Fisher, 20, was tried for capital murder in a Birmingham courtroom this week in the Aug. 22 death of Camarah Fisher. Prosecutors contended that he bashed in the baby's skull, digging his long fingernails into her chest, during a rare visit to the child as her 16-year-old mother slept nearby in a Center Point house.
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Prosecutors Deborah Danneman and Patrick Lamb, argued that Fisher was the only person alone with the child in the time frame when a Jefferson County medical examiner said the head wounds would have been administered.

The blows were so severe, they could not have come from the 10-pound infant falling off the bed where she had been sleeping that night or being dropped, but were intentionally inflicted, the prosecutors said.

But defense lawyers Emory Anthony and Derrick Collins argued to jurors that no one saw Fisher, who was 19 at the time, harm his only child. Camarah's mother or grandmother, who also spent time alone with the child that morning, also could have inflicted the fatal injuries, Anthony argued during closing statements Wednesday.

"I guess we'll never know," Anthony said after today's verdict. "He said in both statements (to sheriff's investigators) that he never did anything to that child."

Anthony said he was glad the jury moved beyond the emotions caused by Camarah's tragic death and ruled that Fisher did not commit capital murder, which carried a sentence of either life without parole or death by lethal injection.

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Post by oviedo45 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:56 pm

From the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept:

After an intense investigation Sheriffs Detectives have arrested 19 year old Cortez Fisher of Birmingham for the murder of Camarah Fisher, his infant daughter.

Fisher is charged with Capital Murder and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail under no bond. Sheriffs deputies responded to the home of the victim's Grandmother early Saturday morning, August 22nd on what was believed to be a medical emergency.

It was later discovered that the child had multiple skull fractures along with scratches and bruising around the neck. She died later that night at the hospital from those injuries.

The homicide investigation concluded the suspect was alone with the child just prior to the Grandmother discovering the infants head swelling and the child having difficulty breathing.
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Infant-Murder-Arrest/SIYOw6A8wkSX4NB9D0XufA.cspx
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Post by oviedo45 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:59 pm

well the investigation must not have been too intense - they were unable to prove he did it in court and no one else has been charged.
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