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Aunt accused of shaking baby, causing head injury, Fort Worth police say

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

The number one reason parents or caregivers shake a baby is because the child is crying. This can cause damage and injury to the child’s brain or spinal cord, so it’s important to understand the dangers of shaken baby syndrome, or SBS.
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The number one reason parents or caregivers shake a baby is because the child is crying. This can cause damage and injury to the child’s brain or spinal cord, so it’s important to understand the dangers of shaken baby syndrome, or SBS.

An 18-year-old woman is accused of injuring a 4-month-old baby in Fort Worth, police said.

Britney Wiley was arrested Tuesday at a local hospital, where the baby was being treated for a head injury, Police Officer Bradley Perez confirmed.

Wiley is the baby’s aunt, Perez said. Wiley told police she shook the baby to get the infant to “quiet down.”

Wiley is charged with felony injury to a child.

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