A Redding man is charged with murder after his baby died as he slept. At 11:15AM Monday morning medical help was called to a home on C Street. After paramedics arrived they asked for Redding Police to come investigate the circumstances. 31-year-old Carl Matthew Stivason had been at home with his 4-month-old baby girl and her 2-year-old brother. He was caring for the children while his wife was at work. Police say he was on drugs, causing him to pass out while sitting in a recliner with the baby girl in his arms. With Stivason fast asleep, the infant slipped down and became lodged between Stivason’s body and a chair cushion. The baby was stuck face down unable to breathe. Meanwhile police say the 2-year-old was left to wander around the apartment with access to drugs and paraphernalia that Stivason had left out. His wife, the mother of the children, was calling from work to check on them but she couldn’t get through. She called a neighbor to pound on the door but there was still no response so she went home to see if there was a problem. She found Stivason passed out and her daughter next to him unconscious. She immediately called 9-1-1 and started attempting to revive the baby, but the little girl died. Stivason has been booked into jail for murder and child abuse.