Girl dies more than 5 years after being injured by shaking

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A man serving a prison sentence for causing brain damage to his infant daughter more than five years ago could face new charges following her death.

Prosecutors are awaiting autopsy reports on the cause of death for 5-year-old Sabrina Herron. Her mother found her unresponsive in bed yesterday, and she was pronounced dead a short time later at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Her father, Matthew Herron, is serving a 20-year prison sentence he received after pleading guilty in 2006 to a felony charge of battery. He was charged with shaking Sabrina in 2002 when she was 3 months old, causing permanent brain damage.

Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash told The Republic he will research whether the law would allow additional charges and whether evidence points that way.

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