Dowagiac man pleads no contest in shaking death of toddler

By  | 

CASS COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - A Dowagiac man accused of shaking a toddler and breaking her back has pleaded no contest to second-degree child abuse.

Lance Reeves is accused of violently shaking 2-year-old Savannah Gardner in May 2016. The toddler's back broke, killing her.

Court records indicate Reeves pleaded no contest to a second charge added at the time of the plea, but they did not specify the charge.

Reeves will be sentenced Oct. 4.