NEW ORLEANS — In a story Feb. 1 about indictment of a man who killed his 18-month-old daughter, The Associated Press misspelled the public defender’s surname as Hortenstein. It is spelled Hortenstine.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Louisiana man who said God said to kill daughter indicted
A Louisiana man who told police God instructed him to kill his 18-month-old daughter so he’d be executed and resurrected has been indicted by a grand jury
NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana man who told police God instructed him to kill his 18-month-old daughter so he’d be executed and resurrected has been indicted.
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office says in a news release that 46-year-old Mark Hambrick was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty in the Oct. 17 death of Amina Hambrick.
First-degree murder carries a sentence of death or life in prison. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says prosecutors have not decided whether to seek the death penalty.
The release says Hambrick reported the killing to 911, and told investigators he stabbed the toddler, waited nearly five hours for her to die and then suffocated her.
A judge set bond Thursday at $1.5 million.
Hambrick’s public defender, Barksdale Hortenstine, did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.