Police announced the arrest this morning of Patrick Lynn Sanders, 22, for capital murder for killing a 22-month-old girl by knocking the baby's head into a wall. The police arrest report said Sanders admitted "slamming" the child to the ground several times.
The death of Jamie Alexander, who lived in an apartment at 7601 N. Chicot, occurred Monday afternoon. Police arrived at the apartment about 5:30 as MEMS attempted CPR on the child. Sanders told police initially that the child had fallen off a bed and when he picked her up she was limp and barely breathing. The child's mother, Tiffany Alexander, 23, told police she'd gone to the grocery store. She said Sanders called her and told her to hurry home.