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‘I just got frustrated’: Florida father accused of murder after infant daughter he allegedly shook passes away

Source: Brevard County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Dec. 22 2021, Published 1:09 p.m. ET

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A father in Florida is accused of aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder after he told officers he “just got frustrated” before allegedly shaking his infant daughter and causing her death, police said.

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On Dec. 17 around 6:45 p.m., Hector Solis, 29, brought the baby girl to Palm Bay City Hall and told officers and responding emergency medical technicians that she was not breathing, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

An arrest affidavit obtained by WKMG-TV states Solis allegedly can be heard on body cam footage saying his daughter was “crying for the longest time” and “I just got frustrated and started shaking her.”

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The infant was rushed to Palm Bay Hospital and later transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, where she passed away on Dec. 19 from what a physician determined to be traumatic brain bleed, Florida Today reported.

The affidavit states Solis “knowingly and willfully abused [the child] and in doing so, caused great bodily harm to her" and that the father "should have known that shaking a [child] with force could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.”

Solis was booked into the Brevard County Jail and being held without bond.


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