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Father Admits To Violently Shaking Baby Tyler

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jan 08, 2013

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The father charged in the death of his infant son admits to violently shaking the baby.

A detective spoke with Anthony Casanova shortly after arriving to his home, on a call that his baby was not breathing,

Officials found baby Tyler unresponsive when they arrived at the home.

Casanova admitted to  the detective that he had been violently shaking the baby. He also admitted to throwing baby Tyler down onto the bed. Casanova then told the detective that he “bear hugged” the baby two times until he quit breathing.

The abuse was consistent to the autopsy results, which showed the infant had multiple ribs broken and bruising.

The autopsy also indicated that prior broken ribs had already healed on the infant.