OAK HILL, W.Va. — A West Virginia man was found guilty in the death of his 3-month-old child.
News outlets report 28-year-old Michael T. Warrick was convicted Tuesday on charges of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian or other person by child abuse.
The child died at Plateau Medical Center on December 2015. Prosecuting Attorney Larry E. Harrah says the infant died as a result of shaken baby syndrome.
According to court records, an autopsy by the medical examiner’s office found the baby had suffered traumatic injuries consistent with abuse. The medical examiner’s report indicated the injuries occurred during the infant’s last 24 hours of life.
The child’s mother, 23-year-old Jade Rebeka Taylor Warrick, was also charged with death of a child by a parent, guardian, custodian or other person by child abuse.