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Young Father Ordered to Trial

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A young father from Wilkes-Barre accused of shaking his baby was ordered Wednesday to stand trial.

Kashawn Butler, 17, was arrested in early December after his three-month-old son suffered a severe head injury.

Police said Butler was feeding the baby when the infant vomited and began crying.  Investigators said Butler admitted shaking the baby.

Officers went to the home after a report of an infant who was not breathing.

The baby was flown to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville and diagnosed with massive head injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. According to investigators, doctors said it is unlikely the baby will recover.

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