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Father accused in baby's murder

November 6, 2003  -- Posted at 7:36 AM  CDT

MARIANNA, AR  --The father of a baby whom authorities suspect died after being violently shaken has been arrested on a murder charge.

Twenty-one-year-old Casey Chatwood of Marianna was arrested on a first-degree murder charge after his seven-month-old son died Monday at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

 Marianna police say they got a call Saturday from Chatwood, saying something was wrong with his child.

The baby was taken to a hospital in Forrest City, then transferred to the hospital in Memphis.

Police say they suspect the baby's death was related to shaken baby syndrome.

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