Norazman Mohammad was charged with killing his youngest daughter and slashing two other daughters with a machete.
It was reported that his youngest daughter, Zulaikha, 7, just celebrated her birthday, three days before the incident which occurred last Thursday.
Still warded at the Kajang Hospital for injuries he sustained after slashing his daughters, Norazman, 43, was charged in his ward in the presence of magistrate Abdul Jalil Salam Mohamad.
His two other daughters, Maryam, 10, and Liyana, 12, are still recovering from their injuries.
No plea was recorded for the murder charge. However, Norazman claimed trial to the two other charges.
If convicted of murder, the jobless father faces the death penalty.
Last Thursday, Norazman ran amok at his house in Seksyen 4, Bandar Baru Bangi, armed with a machete.
After slashing his three daughters, Norazman fled the scene, causing police to launch a manhunt.
He was nabbed at a river near his house just before nightfall and taken to the hospital.
Prior to being charged, Norazman was remanded for a week.