Georgia man says he shook infant son he thought was choking

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Wednesday, Feb.12, 2020

(AP) -- A Georgia man who's accused in the death of his 7-month-old son says he shook the boy because he thought the child was choking on formula.

News outlets report 22-year-old Jikevious Scott was in court Monday in Columbus to face a second-degree murder charge.

Police say the baby was shaken so violently last month that he suffered bleeding in his brain. The child was taken to a hospital in Atlanta where he died.

Scott is charged with second-degree murder because police don't believe there was malicious intent.

Scott is being held without bond.

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