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Friday, June 14, 2013

Shaken Baby Syndrome

According to the Las Vegas Sun a Las Vegas man was arrested on counts of murder and child abuse after a 16-month-old child he was watching died Thursday at University Medical Center.  The man shook the child back and forth asking, “Why’s you crying like that?” and “What’s wrong with you?” according to the police report. 

Parents or caregivers are most often the perpetrators in these cases and the common triggers are frustration, stress, and anger because of the babies crying. Between seventy to seventy-nine percent of people convicted of killing or severely hurting babies are males. The average age of perpetrators is twenty-four and sixty-two percent are the parent of the victim.

To find out more about Shaken Baby Syndrome click on this link