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November 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Baby fatally shaken in Kitsap Navy housing

The Associated Press

SILVERDALE — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says a baby girl was fatally injured while her parents were guests in military housing at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor at Silverdale.

Her father, 20, of Bremerton, is held for a possible murder charge. He is not a member of the military. He and the baby’s mother were guests of a military dependent over the weekend.

The sheriff’s office say the man shook the 3-month-old very hard and struck her in the forehead when he became frustrated with her crying. The mother was attending a function in Seattle at the time.

He eventually asked a neighbor for help. The baby was taken to a Tacoma hospital where the sheriff’s office says she died Sunday of shaken-baby syndrome.

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