US Army combat medic held in rape, murder of infant daughter

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A U.S. Army combat medic was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with the rape and murder of one of his 9-month-old twin daughters, authorities said.

Christopher Paul Conway, 22, was arrested for the murder and sexual assault of his 9-month-old daughter. FOX 17 in Tennessee reports that the baby girl was sexually assaulted and had a cord wrapped around her neck, leading to her death.

"We discovered the child had been sexually assaulted, and a cord had been placed around the child's neck and the child died from those injuries," Clarksville, Tenn., police department spokesman Jim Knoll told Nashville's Fox 17.

The other infant girl has been removed from the home.

Police responded to a 911 call Tuesday morning to find someone performing CPR on the infant, before she was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, Nashville's WKRN-TV reported.

An investigation led to the arrest of Conway, who later admitted to the crime, WKRN reported.

FOX 17 confirmed with the Army that Conway is a combat medic specialist stationed at nearby Ft. Campbell. Neighbors told the station they didn't know much about him or his family.

Conway was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 bond.