Missouri dad accused of shaking his infant twins, killing 1 - KMOV.com

Missouri dad accused of shaking his infant twins, killing 1

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CUBA, Mo. (AP) - 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 $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 75 miles (120 kilometers) 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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