Missouri dad accused of shaking his infant twins, killing 1
CUBA (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.