Man accused of daughter’s murder

A father accused of murdering his four-month-old daughter made a brief court appearance in Red Deer on Thursday morning.

A father accused of murdering his four-month-old daughter made a brief court appearance in Red Deer on Thursday morning.

The Red Deer man is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Zaria McCall, who died after being taken to hospital with head injuries.

She was brought by a parent to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with life-threatening head injuries about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 25. Zaria was transferred by STARS to Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital, where she died about 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 26.

Julian Oliver Thomson, 21, has made several court appearances in Red Deer provincial court via closed-circuit television from Red Deer Remand Centre.

Thomson has not yet entered a plea.

He will be back in court on Jan. 31, again by closed-circuit television.