Southeast Texas man sentenced to 35 years in death of infant daughter, girl shaken



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GALVESTON, Texas — A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the death of his 2-month-old daughter after he shook her and fell on her.

Christopher Morgan Benson of League City pleaded guilty to murder in a plea deal Monday in Galveston. Lola Glover died in 2012.

Benson was charged with injury to a child. The count was later upgraded to murder.

The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/WLkEqG ) reports the 28-year-old father told police that Lola was crying as he played video games. An affidavit says Benson shook the baby for about 10 minutes, panicked when she became unresponsive and "fell" on her with his full weight.

The mother discovered the injured baby after returning from work. Lola was taken to a hospital and died a week later.


Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com

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