Monday, June 11, 2012

In New York, Baby dies of shaken baby syndrome | Shaken Baby Syndrome

An empty home and a rattled neighborhood. That's what's reportedly left after police say 27-year-old Nicole Freeman shook her 16-month-old baby to death.
It reportedly happened last Wednesday, but little Jason Shappee succumbed to his brain injuries at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania Saturday.

"There was bleeding in the retinas, different diagnoses that way, they were able to determine that would be the cause of that," NYSP Investigator Karl Aepelbacher.
The news of the toddler's death has left some neighbors disheartened.

"I can't understand how someone could do that to their own flesh and blood. I have two daughters of my own and it appalls me to think that someone could do that to their own child," said neighbor Rick Bailey.

"It makes me sick. I don't know how anybody could do that to a kid, no matter what the kid does. Especially a baby. No kid deserves anything like that," said neighbor Katie Elia.
Other neighbors who did not want to speak on camera told us they've called the Child Protective Services hotline about Freeman.
But her next door neighbor reportedly insists she's a good person that's simply been dealt a bad hand.
Freeman is being held in Chemung County Jail on $50,000 bail.

She reportedly has an older daughter, who's currently staying with family members.
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