Hayslip said in an emotional interview in which he cried multiple times that Lilly was playing on the floor just a few minutes before he began to feed her and she started to cry. He said she cried for almost 30 minutes before he became angry and began to shake her.
“I don’t know why I did it,” Hayslip said. “I really don’t. I have had anger problems my whole life.”
He said he did not know the child was dead, and he was panicking when he drove her to Mercer County.
“I was honestly just driving,” he said. “I didn’t know she was gone. I was panicking. I was scared.”
He said he was scared that “I might have done something that I would regret doing.”
Authorities Wednesday said they received information that the child was missing and soon received a 911 call that led police to her in Mercer County.
“There’s a pickup truck part way up our driveway pulled off in the mud hung up. There is a little baby in there and he’s dead,” the caller said. “There’s nobody here. We just opened the truck … and there’s a little baby in there and he’s cold.”
Hayslip was arrested in a field nearby. Authorities on Wednesday said he told them he was looking for a place to bury Lilly. He said that is false and that he did not know that she had died.
“I was sitting in the woods thinking I did something wrong,” Hayslip said. “I just sat there waiting.”
He said he thought Lilly was sleeping in the vehicle when he left.
But then why leave the baby in the car alone?
“I don’t know why I did,” he said. “Everything was just happening at once.”
Hayslip said he regrets his actions and is constantly thinking about Lilly.
“I am probably going to think about it for the rest of my life,” Hayslip said. “I’m sorry for everything I have ever done. If I could take back everything, I would.
“I am a terrible person,” he said. “I just want to tell … my ex fiancé … that I am sorry. I will always love her. I don’t want my family to forget about me.”
A next court date has not been set in the case.