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Beaver man pleads guilty in shaking death of 2-month-old

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
 

BEAVER, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in the shaking death of his 2-month-old child.

Police say that 29-year-old Robert Heibert of Beaver admitted that he shook and spanked Melanie Alexander before she died in July 2012, The Beaver County Times reports. Heibert pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Monday.

A police report found that the girl died of severe brain trauma.

Heibert told police the child was crying and that he shook her with such force that her chin struck her chest in a whiplash-like motion.

A sentencing date hasn't been set.

 

 
 


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