LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Las Vegas man faces felony murder and child abuse charges in the death of 16-month-old girl he admitted shaking when she wouldn’t stop crying.
Detrail Young was being held Friday at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas pending a court appearance in the death of the child who police said was the daughter of his girlfriend’s cousin.
The girl was hospitalized late Tuesday at University Medical Center with head and body injuries that doctors linked to having been shaken violently. She died Thursday.
Police say Young initially denied injuring the child, but later demonstrated for detectives how he shook her in frustration while he was alone caring for her on Tuesday.
Young’s girlfriend told police she saw Young shake the child at other times.
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