New Jersey cop and Wife arrested for murdering his 3-month-old daughter

Daniel Bannister and Catherine Bannister

A New Jersey police officer was arrested Wednesday for allegedly murdering his 3-month-old daughter, authorities said.

The suspect, 31-year-old Daniel Bannister, was suspended from the Ewing Township police force after his daughter’s suspicious death on Dec. 5.

Investigators decided to do more tests on the infant after an autopsy in December determined she died of blunt force trauma to the head, including a skull fracture, NJ.com reported.

It was determined there was enough evidence to charge Bannister in the death, and cops arrested him at a convenience store in Mercer County on Wednesday, police officials said.

Prosecutors said the toddler’s death was consistent with an “ongoing pattern of abuse,” according to the NJ.com report.

The child’s mother, Catherine Bannister, was also arrested and charged with child endangerment, authorities said.

It was not clear Wednesday night whether the pair had lawyers.