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EXCLUSIVE: Grenada father's first on-camera interview since baby's death

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The young father from Grenada, charged in his 8-month old daughter's death, broke his silence on Thursday in his first on-camera interview. 

While he couldn't talk about the case, Joshua Blunt did talk about how his life has changed since that deadly day in May.

“I don't know how to deal with this pain. I don't know how to be strong,”  said Joshua Blunt.

Life for Blunt has been more like a nightmare since his daughter, Shania Caradine, died in his car while he was working at a Grenada restaurant.

“In your mind you say it couldn't ever happen to me, it just couldn't. You see people go through it every day. In your mind you say you are a perfect person."

Now the guilt associated with losing his baby the way he did, is something he said he wouldn't wish on anyone.

“I feel lost. I feel empty," he said. "She was that big bundle of joy that kept me going. She was my motivation. She was a part of my heart. Every time you just saw her, her smile, you know it was perfect. My heart is just crushed."

Attorney Carlos Moore has maintained his client is innocent and believes the 2nd degree murder charges are unfair. He says he will fight it.

“In America, young black males are not given the benefit of doubt," said Moore. "It was automatically assumed that this man must have done this intentionally. All we asked is for Mr. Blunt to be given the benefit of the doubt. Why did he have to be immediately arrested? Why?"

Blunt's case will be presented to a grand jury sometime this year to find out if the charges will stand. 

Whatever the outcome, the distraught dad said he doubts if he'll ever be able to escape the sadness.

“I will never be the same because she was my only daughter."

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