The man accused of fatally stabbing his infant daughter in Campbell is telling police that he blacked out.

Twenty-nine-year-old Marc Anthony Flora is being held on $500,000 bond following his arraignment in Campbell Municipal Court on one count of murder.

Police say Flora called a police non-emergency line just before 8 a.m. Friday.

The following is a transcript of the phone call:

FLORA: I need someone to come to 290 Penhale Ave. I just blacked out and she's dead...I don't remember what happened.  All I know she is that she's dead...I need someone here now.

DISPATCHER: A Life Fleet? You need an ambulance? You blacked out?

FLORA: I don't remember. I don't know. I'm covered in blood. I don't know what's going on.

Campbell Police Detectives want to know what would cause a parent to allegedly kill their own child.

As 21 News arrived on the scene in the 200 block of Penhale Avenue, yellow crime scene tape blocked off a portion of the street.
The coroner's van pulled up to join paramedics and police who were already on the scene.

After Campbell Police Detectives conducted their investigation it was gut-wrenching to see coroners investigators remove the tiny body of the baby from the home and carry it to the coroner's van.

When asked how the child died Lieutenant Kevin Sferra said, "She was stabbed in the neck.  That was the major wound."

Investigators say it was hard to tell at this point if the one-year-old who has now been identified as Jane Flora suffered other stab wounds or injuries.  An autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday.

Campbell Police Chief Dennis Puskarcik and Chief Detective Lieutenant Kevin Sferra say Flora was immediately taken into custody.  The one-year-old victim's mother was at work but rushed to the scene to get to her two-year-old son.

The other child was sleeping in another room and we actually had to wake him up so, as far as we know he didn't see or hear anything," Lt. Sferra said.

Just hours after being taken into custody Marc Flora was in Campbell Court, officially charged with one count of murder in the death of Jane Flora.  

Sources tell 21 News no drugs were found in the home, but Flora claims that he's bi-polar but has not been using his medication.  However, police have nothing at this point to confirm that he is bi-polar.

The baby's mother visibly upset declined to talk on-camera at this time.

Flora's bond was set at $500,000 and Campbell Detectives will continue to investigate to determine why a father would allegedly want to stab his one-year-old daughter.