Defiance Man Charged With Murder Following Death Of Infant

Defi­ance Police are call­ing it a case of shaken baby syn­drome. Now, a Defi­ance man is behind bars, and police say he’s respon­si­ble for the death of a five month old girl.

29 year old James Cooper has been charged with first degree felony mur­der.

Cooper is being held at the Cor­rec­tions Cen­ter of North­west Ohio, and was sched­uled to appear in Defi­ance Munic­i­pal Court today.

Inves­ti­ga­tors allege that Cooper killed the five month old baby girl, who died over the week­end at Toledo Chil­drens Hos­pi­tal, where she was taken after first being taken to ProMed­ica Defi­ance Regional Hos­pi­tal.

Cooper is said to be the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, but was not report­edly, the father of the baby.

The baby’s mother called 9–1-1 on Fri­day after Cooper allegedly injured the infant at a home on Cor­win Street in Defi­ance where the cou­ple lived together.

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