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Infant Dies After Alleged Shaking

December 19, 2000

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A man was charged with homicide for allegedly killing his 2-month-old daughter by shaking her more than 20 times because he was annoyed at her crying.

Destiny Wynn died Monday after being hospitalized Saturday with a bleeding and swollen brain.

Chad Willis Wynn, 21, was jailed Monday on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 28.

Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht said it would take 10 to 14 days to conduct tests on Destiny’s brain to determine the extent of the damage.

Police said Wynn was drinking beer and watching television alone on Friday when his daughter’s crying irritated him. They said Wynn told officers the baby passed out while he was shaking her and had blood in her mouth.

The child’s mother, Shanea Wynn, later returned home and took the girl to a hospital.

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