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Bond denied for father charged in girl’s death

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An Augusta man was denied bond Friday during a hearing on charges that he caused his 2-month-old daughter's death by shaking her.

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Senior Judge Bernard J. Mulherin Sr. denied bond to Jacques Butler, 21, calling him a risk to intimidate witnesses in the case.

Authorities say Butler held Zion Harris by her hips above his head Jan. 26 and shook her up and down repeatedly to stop her from crying,
then threw the baby to her mother.

The child was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital to treat injuries that caused bleeding in her brain and severe cranial pressure, said Assis­tant Dis­trict Attorney Sam Nichol­son. She died in the hospital two days later.

Butler has been charged with murder and cruelty to children.

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Patrickn1
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Patrickn1 03/04/11 - 03:09 pm
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This is the most crazy world!

This is the most crazy world! WHY do these nut jobs of "donors" hurt these poor innocent kids?!

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corgimom 03/06/11 - 01:32 am
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Because when someone is

Because when someone is immature and unable to control themselves, they are immature and unable to control themselves 24 hours a day, not just once in a while. And everyone around them gets a dose of it too- like small babies.

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Indigo 03/07/11 - 08:49 am
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Dude, your life is over.

Dude, your life is over.

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lhorne97 03/08/11 - 09:03 pm
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This man has no heart . Why

This man has no heart . Why would somebody want to hurt an innocent child ?! I don't understand these people these days ! If you want the child , don't hurt it .

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happychimer 03/09/11 - 03:12 pm
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Makes me sick. I hope he gets

Makes me sick. I hope he gets everything he deserves.

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misskitty 03/10/11 - 09:49 am
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my sympathies to the mother

my sympathies to the mother and family of the child.

misskitty
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misskitty 03/10/11 - 09:44 am
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but..he will find that out

but..he will find that out soon enough

misskitty
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misskitty 03/10/11 - 09:42 am
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no matter how much a child

no matter how much a child cries its no reason to kill them for it. we were all babies at one time...and im sure we drove our parents crazy but they didnt kill us for it..my sympathies to the mother and family of the child. and when he gets to prison the men there will make a special place for him..trust me...they dont take kindly to ppl with certain crimes.

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misskitty 03/10/11 - 09:47 am
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sorry idk why it posted twice

sorry idk why it posted twice and wont let me remove the second or the first one :(

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