Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dad arrested on manslaughter charges in death of 8-week-old daughter (Clinton, Connecticut)


Clinton Police Make Arrest In Shaken Baby Death

March 6, 2014 12:57 PM

CLINTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Clinton police have arrested the 17-year-old father of an infant girl on a manslaughter charge in a shake baby case.

Police say the teen’s 8-week-old daughter died of blunt head trauma at Yale-New Haven Hospital in March of last year.

In February, police arrested the teen in South Carolina, where he was arrested in Columbia and charged as a fugitive from justice.

He was returned to the state yesterday and charged with manslaughter and placed in a juvenile detention center, currently held on $750,000 bond.

The infant’s 16-year-old mother is not charged in the case.