1 plea, 1 trial in 2 shaken-baby cases

One shaken-baby trial ended with a guilty plea Monday, and attorneys were to deliver opening statements in another today.


Jacques Butler pleaded guilty Monday to felony murder in connection with the Jan. 28, 2011, death of
his daughter, 2-month-old Zion Harris.

Investigators said she died of severe brain trauma after Butler shook her.

Superior Court Judge Michael Annis sentenced Butler to life in prison.

Corduray Scott, who is charged with fatally shaking his 3-month-old son, Corduray Jr., in January 2010, is standing trial today.

An indictment says Scott squeezed the baby and repeatedly jumped up and down to make him stop crying.

That led to a brain hemorrhage that killed him on Jan. 21, according to the indictment.

He is charged with felony and malice murder and four counts of cruelty to children.

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