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WOODBURY — Court documents show a 21-year-old Woodbury man whose daughter suffered a head injury last June had searched the term “shaken baby syndrome” on his smart phone shortly after the girl was injured.

Benjamin Marshall is free on a $50,000 bond after his arraignment Monday on an assault charge.

Marshall told police he was changing his daughter when he received a chat message and become distracted. He said he caught the child as she fell from the changing table, but the baby hit her head.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, police searched the phone and found four searches for “shaken baby syndrome.”

The baby was treated at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury for a fractured skull.

Attempts to reach Marshall for comment Wednesday were not successful.

 

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