Man charged with throwing weight through window, killing 2-year-old daughter

Ira Reid threw the weight into a vehicle after an argument with his child's mother, authorities said.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 1:58 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 1:59 PM

A Bessemer man threw an exercise weight into a car Saturday, killing his 2-year-old daughter.

Ira Reid, 38, of Bessemer, is charged with murder, throwing a dangerous object into a vehicle, second-degree domestic violence and third-degree domestic violence.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies said Reid and the girl's mother were arguing around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Birmingham ABC affiliate ABC 33/40. The child was sitting in the car.

When the woman got into the car to leave, authorities said Reid threw an exercise weight through the window, hitting the child in the head.

Reid was arrested at the scene and admitted to the crime, authorities said.

He's in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $165,000.

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