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BRPD: 2008 shaking led to child's 2013 death

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Posted: Feb 20, 2014 6:02 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 9:47 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: shaken baby, child dead, taliyah edwards, terry edwards, BRPD

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Thursday in connection with his daughter's 2013 death, saying it was caused because he shook her when she was a baby.

Detectives charged Terry Edwards, 32, with second degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, Taliyah Edwards.

Investigators said Taliyah died from a seizure on Aug. 22, 2013. When they looked into her medical records police said they discovered she'd also gone to the hospital for seizures in 2008, when she was around three months old. Doctors said she'd also suffered a stroke, and the signs pointed to shaken baby syndrome.

On Thursday, police said those injuries that Edwards caused his daughter led to her death five years later, and arrested him.

Police booked Edwards into the parish jail on the above charges Thursday afternoon.

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