Teen Father Charged in Baby's Death

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014  |  Updated 5:26 PM EDT
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Teen Father Charged in Baby's Death

Clinton Police

Clinton police have charged Reushawn Foster, 18, with manslaughter in connection with the death of his 8-week-old daughter.

Police have charged a father with manslaughter in the death of his 8-week-old daughter.

Reushawn Foster, 18, was arraigned in Middletown Superior Court on Thursday.

Clinton police began an investigation in March 2013 after they were called to the house for an infant who wasn't breathing. The baby was rushed to the hospital, but died a few days later of injuries consistent with "Shaken Baby Syndrome," according to police.

An autopsy showed the 8-week-old died of blunt force trauma and her death was ruled a homicide.

The baby's parents were a 16-year-old female and Foster, who was 17 at the time of the incident. Foster was identified as the only suspect and police secured a warrant for his arrest.

Investigators learned Foster had left the state and was living with family in Columbia, South Carolina. In February, South Carolina authorities arrested Foster on fugitive from justice charges.

Clinton police traveled to South Carolina and brought Foster back to Connecticut on Tuesday to face first-degree manslaughter charges.

He is being held on $750,000 bond.

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