April 15, 2006 - Posted at 1:05 p.m. CST
ASH FLAT, Ark. (AP) _ A Mammoth Spring man has been charged with
capital murder for the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old
Thirty-year-old Shane Buckshot Haggins was charged yesterday in
the beating death of Lauren Rutledge, who authorities say was
killed by severe blunt force trauma that fractured parts of her
The child was found unresponsive by her mother, Casey Rutledge,
on April 7.
Haggins has also been convicted of beating an 18-month-old boy
in 2000. He served less than one year for the crime.
Casey Rutledge could be charged in the death if she knew of
Haggins' history of violence against a child.