Monday, June 25, 2012

In New York, Chemung County woman accused of shaking baby, who later died | Shaken Baby Syndrome

A Chemung County woman is reportedly accused of shaking her 16-month-old boy to death over the weekend.
Nicole M. Freeman, 27, of Wyncoop Creek Road, Van Etten, had reportedly been charged felony reckless assault of a child after the incident Friday, troopers said.
The baby, Jason Shappee, was reportedly pronounced dead at a Danville, Pa. medical center Saturday morning.
Freeman is reportedly accused of causing a fatal brain injury by shaking her son. She is being held at the Chemung County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. The district attorney's office is reviewing the case and will likely add additional charges in light of the baby's death, troopers said.

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