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Marquis Garrison found guilty of murdering baby by slamming her on floor

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In July 2012, we told you about the arrest of Marquis Garrison in the death of his two-month-old daughter, as well as the decision to pursue a first-degree-murder charge in addition to a child-abuse-resulting-in-death count. A likely reason: A probable-cause statement on view below says he tried to make the baby stop crying by slamming her to the floor.

Now, a jury has found him guilty of both accusations. Details below.

On June 26 of last year, as we reported, a detective was called to Denver Health Medical Center shortly after a couple arrived with their two-month-old daughter. The girl was soon determined to be in critical condition.

At Denver Health, a pediatrician shared the tale told by the parents -- Garrison, thirty, and an unidentified woman. According to comments synopsized in the report, they stated that the child began vomiting about a week previous, and then started seizing a few days later, after rolling off a bed onto some carpet. The pair allegedly said they hadn't sought medical help for these symptoms or for any other reason since the girl was born the previous April.

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Denver Health Medical Center.
Upon learning that her daughter was clinging to life, the statement maintains that the woman went to work. But the pediatrician who spoke to the cop didn't think the parents' story explained the child's severe brain injury. This conclusion was reinforced soon thereafter, the report says, when staffers confirmed a potpourri of other wounds, including broken right and left femurs, a broken left tibia and a broken left shoulder -- damage that would only make sense if that bed from which the child had supposedly fallen was at least three stories tall.

What really happened? In an attempt to find out, the detective called Garrison to police HQ. According to the document, the suspect said the child was crying so persistently on June 25 (the day before she was taken to the hospital) that her mom left the apartment, leaving him in charge. He responded by shaking the baby, but that didn't do the trick. So he began throwing her on the floor next to him -- after which he apparently picked her up and began shaking her again.

Shockingly enough, the baby began to suffer seizures later that day.

Somehow, the child managed to survive this abuse, at least initially. As such, Garrison was charged with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. After she died, however, the Denver District Attorney's Office upgraded to first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death -- and late last week, the DA's office reveals that a jury found him guilty of both.

He's due back in court on November 18. He faces life in prison without parole.

Here's a larger look at Garrison's mug shot, followed by the probable cause statement.

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Marquis Garrison.

Marquis Garrison Probable Cause Statement

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Sharrieckia Page: Child abuse resulting in death charge even though baby's body not yet found."

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felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW MANY TIMES TO I GOT TO DEFEND MYSELF! IF THE D.A>. KNOWS THE REAL STORY; YOU SHOULD STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!INTERPRETING YOUR OWN SICK ASS VERSION! MICHEAL ROBERTS!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW MANY TIMES TO I GOT TO DEFEND MYSELF! IF THE D.A>. KNOWS THE REAL STORY; YOU SHOULD STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!INTERPRETING YOUR OWN SICK ASS VERSION! MICHEAL ROBERTS!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck whoever Wanna Judge me for taking care of the one who birthed me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

Any more stupid comments can be addressed to me personally. I never laid a hand on her and I worked my ass off to take care of her. Sorry i needed one moment to go take care of my dying mother!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

True not Fiction People:He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!dcf,kdkdkkdkd

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!dkdkdkdkd

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was fucking jerk and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was her care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I dont another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how areyou going to judge me when i was his fault. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greggor63
greggor63

Put him & the so called mom in prison forever. Guaranteed, they won't last long. Most inmates, male & female alike, despise baby killers. Swift justice.

Michael Price
Michael Price

What a bastard. Sometimes you just have to say, "who the hell cares what went wrong in his sick head. Send him to the wolves!"

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

The mother needs to be charged in the baby's murder. I am sick of these single women having babies by such awful men. They just have to have a kid and a man I am sure hell is beginning.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

He is such a piece of shit. Someone people cant have kids and would make beautiful parents and people like this asshole have a beautiful daughter who left us to soon.

Eric Koder
Eric Koder

As a parent of 2 with one on the way I know it's really hard sometimes to deal with babies crying, but goddammit! ...you don't do shit like that, and this guy should suffer 10x the pain that he made that helpless, defensless baby suffer. I would have gladly taken in his kid if he couldn't handle it. It's not like the baby chose to be born into his miserable life. I know people like this would never think to seek out help, but if they did, people would actually help them not have to resort to this kind of atrocity. That's what makes it all the more sad. RIP to that poor baby.

Chris Vann
Chris Vann

He's going to make a lot of new friends where he's going. Later fucknut

Megan Anderson
Megan Anderson

Someone should torture that piece of trash. I hope he gets some jailhouse justice!

Melissa A. LLanas
Melissa A. LLanas

I hope someone beats him to death in prison by slamming his head repeatedly onto the floor after they break both legs. What a fucker.

Sally O'Hare
Sally O'Hare

What a loser, who could do that to a 2 month old baby? What a horrible thing to happen to someone as innocent as a baby

felizpieceofmind
felizpieceofmind

He got exactly what he deserved and this is coming from the mother. I did not leave my baby with some unknown stranger and she wasn't crying when I left. She cried because he was a fucking jerk I tried to give a chance and didin't care about me or my baby; just my money. People keep talking about father rights, but when men get rights to their children; they go and do this kind of shit. I didn't lay a hand on my daughter, and I left her with her father while going to attend my mother's leg surgery because I was my mothers care provider; and how could of I taken her with me if she was crying. So I m not sure why people keep blaming me for having a no good baby daddy, but I gave him the chance to go to school, be a good father and we were engaged, so I was not single, were were engaged. It is not my fault he didn't want a life and to take care of his baby. So eat those words before you start saying i am a bad mother. She was my first and probably last because I don't  want another worthless man who doesn't want a kid or cheats. I am educated and have my own money and business. So I am still trying to figure out how are you going to judge me when it was his fault for putting a hand on our child, not me. I offered to take my baby with me, but he wanted to be a good "father" and BABIES CRY!!! I DIDN"T LEAVE HER WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE SHE CRIED. I WENT TO TAKE CARE OF MY DISABLED MOTHER  WHO WAS ALREADY AT DENVER HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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