Father Arrested in Death of 8-Week-Old Daughter


OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) An Ogden man is behind bars after investigators determined the death of his 8-week-old daughter was due to abuse. 

Ogden City Police and Ogden City EMS responded to a report on October 2 at 6 p.m. of an eight-week old baby girl, Avery Hatton, who had stopped breathing.

Avery’s mother and a roommate were rushing her to the hospital and pulled over on Harrison Blvd to meet emergency responders. 

Avery was transported to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City where she later died.

The investigation determined Avery’s death was caused by abuse and Avery’s father, Michael Lee Hatton, was arrested Friday and booked in the Weber County Jail for criminal homicide.

Detectives are still working on the active investigation into Avery’s death. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T Gerfen @801-629-8477 or detectives@ogdencity.com

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