A trial date has been set for a Milford man charged with the accidental death of his infant daughter.

26-year-old Keith Allen Brown will stand trial January 8th on charges of involuntary manslaughter and 2nd degree child abuse in the death of his 6-month-old daughter, Sophia Grace Brown. The date was set Thursday after a pre-trial hearing in Oakland County Circuit Court. Milford Police, fire and EMS responded to a 911 call from Brown around 10pm on February 2nd stating his daughter was not responsive and cold. Extensive rescue efforts were not successful and the baby was pronounced dead at a hospital. Brown and the child’s mother were not living together at the time and she dropped the baby off before she went to work.

Police say Brown appeared highly intoxicated and initially stated he didn’t know what happened, and that the baby fell asleep on a mattress on the floor. He had a preliminary blood alcohol level above .31%. Further interviews revealed Brown fell asleep on the couch with his daughter between his arm and body. There was shifting at some point, which caused the child to suffocate. Brown remains jailed without bond in the Oakland County Jail. (JK)