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Authorities: Dad charged in death of infant who was abused

February 22, 2018

COATSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania father killed his 5-month-old daughter by repeatedly shaking, throwing and dropping her.

Chester County prosecutors say Zion Shockley is charged with murder and related offenses. They say the 18-year-old Coatsville man served as the infant’s primary caretaker.

The child, Rosalie Faith Crothers-Shockley, was hospitalized in critical condition after she reportedly went into cardiac arrest on Feb. 10. Doctors discovered that she was bleeding internally from her brain and her eyes, and she died two days later.

Shockley was charged last week and remains jailed without bail. His attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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