Dad MILES FERGUSON is going on trial for murder in the shaking death of his 5-week-old daughter. The family was on vacation when the baby died--all that sand and sun is very stressful, you know.
Trial Set to Begin Today for Father Accused of Shaking Daughter to Death
Miles Ferguson is charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of his 5-week-old daughter during a family vaction in Myrtle Beach.
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CONWAY, S.C. (WSAZ) -- The murder trial for a Portsmouth, Ohio, man charged with the death of his infant daughter is scheduled to start Monday morning in Conway, South Carolina.
Miles Ferguson and his family were on vacation in Myrtle Beach in July 2007 when his 5-week-old daughter, Mylee, stopped breathing and was rushed to a local hospital, where she later died.
Hospital workers say they noticed injuries on her body that indicated she had been shaken. Police believe Mylee was a victim of shaken baby syndrome, and charged Miles Ferguson with homicide by child abuse.
Ferguson is free on $50,000 restricted bond. If convicted, he could face a life sentence.
A group of people from Portsmouth has traveled to Conway to support Ferguson during the trial.