Florissant dad accused of shaking daughter to death - KMOV.com

Florissant dad accused of shaking daughter to death

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis father is accused of killing his 14-month-old daughter by shaking her severely while he was teaching her to walk.

Marshall Chunn, 28, of Florissant was charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday that Chunn was arraigned Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Chunn allegedly became enraged as he was trying to teach his daughter, Lyric, to walk while at home. Police said he shook the child and threw her against a floor or wall. Chunn took his daughter to the hospital, where she died Sept. 27.

He was held on $250,000 bond. He did not yet have an attorney in electronic court records to call for comment.

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