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Missouri Father Charged With Shaking Twin Baby Daughters, Killing 1

He's being held on US$465,000 bond.

09/26/2017 17:22 EDT | Updated 09/26/2017 17:36 EDT
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CUBA, Mo. — A Missouri father is charged with shaking his 3-month-old twin daughters, killing one of the girls and seriously injuring the other.

Twenty-eight-year-old Erick Ford was charged last week with child endangerment and two domestic assault counts. He's being held on US$465,000 bond. His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

Court records say one of the twins wasn't breathing Sept. 13 when officers responded to a home in Cuba, Missouri, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southwest of St. Louis. The child died at a hospital three days later.

The surviving twin later was treated for a brain bleed and skull fracture. Court records say Ford admitted to shaking both girls three different times. He said it happened when one baby woke the other up.

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