Morganton man accused of killing 2-month-old due in court


BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A Morganton man accused of killing an 8-week-old baby is due in court on Monday. 

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said a second-degree murder warrant was served Friday on 23-year-old Maurice DaShawn Springs of Morganton. He was in the Burke-Catawba jail without bond awaiting a Monday court date.

The sheriff’s office says deputies responded Sept. 4 to a report of an unresponsive male infant brought to a Morganton emergency room by his parents. The child died five days later in a Charlotte hospital.

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The News Herald of Morganton reports search warrants filed in the case indicate the infant had a traumatic brain injury from shaken baby syndrome.
Brought to the magistrate on Friday, Springs shook his head no when reporters asked him whether he had committed the crime.

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