Atchison Man Charged in Shaken Baby Case


Published 02/20 2014 04:04PM

Updated 02/20 2014 04:07PM

(ATCHISON, Kan.) An Atchison man has been charged with child abuse and aggravated battery after allegedly shaking a four-month old.

Brett Betts, 20, was taken into custody by Atchison police Thursday morning.

According to Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson, the child was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City last Thursday. Police were later notified of the child's condition, prompting an investigation.

Betts' bond has been set at $50,000. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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