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Micha Patterson could face murder charges for the death of girlfriend's baby

A serviceman from the Ozarks has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect following the death of his girlfriend's infant daughter.

Micah Patterson, 22, of Seymour, who is serving in the Navy, was babysitting the four-month-old girl Tuesday in Virginia Beach, VA when when a 9-1-1 call was made about 8 p.m. January 10th to report the baby was not breathing. 

Doctors say little Aubry Hannsz died from injuries, that doctors say are consistent with abuse, the following day at a local hospital. 

Patterson enlisted on Sept. 27, 2007, and has been assigned to the Public Safety Staff at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story since Nov. 25, according to Navy Personnel Command.

Patterson, who is being held without bond at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center, has not been charged with murder at this point, but those charges could come following reports from medical examiners.