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Man Admitted To Shaking His Newborn, Slamming The Child On A Cushion Killing The Infant: Cops

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Jun. 11 2022, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of shaking his infant and slamming the baby’s head on a cushion leading to the child’s death, according to police.

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On June 2, police in Oak Lawn, Illinois, responded to a hospital for an 8-week-old infant with severe head and brain trauma, according to police.

Staff told officers the child was first seen on May 27 with what was believed to be a stomach illness and dehydration. The child came back to the hospital over the next several days and treated with an I.V., police said.

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On May 30, the child was bought to the hospital and unresponsive, police noted. The victim was diagnosed with a severe head injury, constant with being shaken.

The victim’s father, Edward Janiszewski, admitted to police that he shook the child and slammed the infant’s head on a cushion, according to police.

Janiszewski was charged with aggravated battery to a child. The victim died this week and police said charges could be upgraded once an autopsy is complete.

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