Police saidCraft was the girl's mother's boyfriend. Witnesses said he took the girl into a bedroom while she was crying and closed the door. Awhile later, Craft opened the door and called for others at the house to help because the child was on the floor, unresponsive, police said in describing their interviews with the others at the house.
In a written statement read in court, the child's parents said she suffered a skull fracture that will affect her for life. Judge Christopher Gee said he was concerned by Craft's remark that the child was "harmed" before place d in his care.