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Boone Co. couple charged in baby's death

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 07:24:34-05

LEBANON, Ind. -- The parents of a 2-month-old boy who died Saturday are accused of shaking the baby to death. 

Mitchell Shue and Miranda Roberts were each charged with neglect of a dependent child resulting in death.

Shue was also charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. 

According to a press release from the Boone County Prosecutor's Office, on or about January 20, Shue and/or Roberts violently shook the baby, causing him to suffer multiple brain injuries. 

As a result, the baby had a heart attack. He was revived by EMTs and transported to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital where he was eventually placed on life support. 

The baby was declared brain dead on January 22 and on January 23, he died. 

“This case brings tears to my eyes,” Prosecuting Attorney Todd J. Meyer said in a press release.

"Not only because of what happened to this baby and what he suffered through, but because it was absolutely preventable. I know this happens, unfortunately, all too often, but I cannot for the life of me comprehend how someone could hurt a baby like this."

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