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Kent County father accused of shaking his baby to death

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich-- A father in Kent County is facing charges after investigators say he shook his own baby to death.

Mugshot of Matthew Doyle

Officials were called to the 6000 block of College Avenue S.E. in Gaines Township on November 14 to help with a medical situation involving a 3-month-old.  The baby was then transported to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital where doctors determined the baby's injuries were consistent with "shaken baby syndrome."

Investigators say the baby's father, 28-year-old Matthew Doyle was arrested and charged with first-degree child abuse.

However, the day after Doyle was arraigned, the baby died. An autopsy showed the 3-month-old's death was a homicide due to head injuries.

Following the baby's death, detectives met with prosecutors and increased Doyle's charges to also include one count of felony murder.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe account to help the mother of the baby with funeral and hospital costs.

 

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1 Comment

  • steve

    I’d like to see people who shake a baby to death have their head put into one of the machines at the home improvement stores that are used to shake a gallon of paint. Turn the machine on and walk off. After five minutes take what’s left, put it in a trash bag and call it even.

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