Florida man accused of killing baby over wife's divorce

Jeremy Main is accused of killing his 18-month-old daughter after his wife made plans to divorce him. (Lake County Sheriff's Office)

A man from central Florida is facing a charge of first degree murder for the death of his 18-month-old daughter.

The investigation began Monday morning when the Lake County Sheriff's Office took a call from a woman who claimed her husband just called her to say he killed their baby girl.

Deputies rushed to the couple's home and found the little girl face down in the bathtub, without a pulse. Investigators said she was dead. Deputies found water in the master bedroom near the bathroom and blood in the water.

A short time later, deputies arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Alan Main after he walked into the sheriff's office where he made statements to two civilian employees that he killed his daughter and failed to kill himself. According to the arrest report, Main said he made a big mistake. Deputies found self-inflicted cuts on his wrists.

Main told investigators he and his wife were getting a divorce due to marital problems and that he was alone with his daughter after his wife left for work.

He remains at the Lake County Jail.

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