Teen Charged With Murder In Shaking Of Baby

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the shaking of a 4-month-old boy he had been baby-sitting, police said.

Dale A. Reed originally was charged with assault and child endangering in the death of Jaden Lacher of Alliance.

The baby died Tuesday at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Akron from brain injuries suffered last weekend, said police Lt. Scott Griffith. The murder charge was filed Thursday.

Reed told officers that the baby was crying, Griffith said. The teen has been held in juvenile detention since his arrest Monday.

The baby's mother left him with Reed when she went to work Saturday. Police believe Reed and Jaden were cousins.

Prosecutors have asked to have Reed tried as an adult. Defense attorney Jeffrey Jakmides said Reed would plead innocent.

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