Baby dies in bat attack at Minn. church, was unintended target in fight over appliances


One man's anger over a washer and dryer led to the death of a 14-month-old girl at a Minnesota church. Talk about some serious lifelong regret.

A group of people had gathered at a Wheaton church Thursday to pray for a sick church member when a man wielding a baseball bat attacked a man and struck the target's 14-month-old daughter. She died a few hours later in the hospital.

David Collins is accused of the attack inside Thy Kingdom Come Church. Darryl Kennedy was also arrested last week in the attack. Charges are expected today.

Collins attacked Claude Hankins when the bat kit Hankins's daughter, Aundrea. He was supposedly still mad about a dispute with Hankins over a washer and dryer. The church's pastor says he gave a washer and dryer to Hankins when he moved from Florida eight months ago and the decision pissed off Collins.

Hankins had a falling out with Kennedy last month, according to the Associated Press. Kennedy is accused of providing the bat.

Collins's wife says the baby was an unintended target in the attack.

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