Oklahoma father arrested for child abuse following death of 5-month-old girl

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LAWTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is facing charges of felony child abuse following the death of his daughter.

Court documents obtained by KSWO show that Denzel Wilson called 911 on Nov. 15 for help. He told dispatchers that his 5-month-old daughter was unresponsive.

Once at the hospital, doctors treating the child called police because of the extent of her injuries.

Doctors told police that the child had multiple injuries like a brain bleed, collapsed lung and hemothorax, which were consistent with being shaken and squeezed.

Police interviewed Wilson, who claimed that he became frustrated with the infant when she wouldn’t stop crying. He said that he picked her up, but claims that she had some type of seizure and she began to “shake violently with her hands up, on her own.” After that, he says that she was unresponsive.

Sadly, investigators say the child died from her injuries.

Now, Wilson is facing a charge of felony child abuse by injury and faces up to life in prison if he is convicted.

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