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No 2nd Trial for Man Accused of Shaking Baby to Death



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- There will be no second trial for a man accused of causing the death of a boy, who died 12 years after his injuries.

The Utah Attorney General's Office says it is closing the case against Warren Hales because of "insufficient evidence." The Salt Lake Tribune reported the development on its Web site today.

This case started back in 1985, when Luther Deem suffered brain injuries at just 5 months old. He died in 1997.

Authorities claimed Warren Hales shook the boy while watching him. But his murder conviction was overturned earlier this year by the Utah Supreme Court.

Hales' attorney, Jim Bradshaw, said he was prepared to show that the boy's injuries occurred when Hales was at work. But he won't have to. There won't be a second trial.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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