Man charged with murder of 8-year-old daughter

A man has been charged with murdering his eight-year-old daughter, and also for “making threats to kill”.

Mylee Billingham was discovered with knife wounds at William Billingham’s home in Walsall on 20 January.

She was taken to hospital but she was pronounced dead a short time afterwards.

A post-mortem examination on 22 January confirmed Mylee had suffered a single stab wound to the chest.

Although arrested following the incident, her 54-year-old father was also injured and required treatment in hospital.

Eight-year-old Mylee Billingham was taken to hospital with stab injuries but unfortunately nothing could be done to save her life, and she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Pic: West Midlands Police

Image: The eight-year-old was found injured inside her father’s home in Walsall

Billingham was taken into police custody to be interviewed after being discharged on 9 February.

He is due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

West Midlands Police is not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

“We are continuing to support Mylee’s family at this tragic time,” the force added.