Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine announced Wednesday that Thomas Dellamano, 38, of Edwardsville, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his daughter. The victim was six months old.
On Sept. 28, first responders were dispatched to a call for medical assistance for the child. She was transported to a local hospital and passed away Oct. 4 from injuries consistent with being shaken.
Both charges are Class M felonies, punishable by 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Dellamano is in custody in the Madison County jail on $1 million bond.
Haine thanked assistant state's attorneys Alison Foley and Morgan Hudson and officials with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois Department of Child and Family Services for their work on the case.