KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A January trial has been scheduled for a Kearney man accused of severely shaking his girlfriend’s infant daughter.
The Kearney Hub says 23-year-ld Trey Tickle is charged with two felony counts of child abuse and two counts of child abuse for exposing the child to methamphetamine. He’s also charged with meth possession. Prosecutors say the incidents occurred between Nov. 24, 2012, and Jan. 4, 2013.
Tickle has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Authorities say the infant was treated in December for vomiting and again Jan. 4. Doctors concluded her injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
The child’s mother, 22-year-old Brittney Schlund, of Kearney, was convicted of felony child abuse for the same incidents. Prosecutors say she placed her child and another in a situation that endangered them.
Information from: Kearney Hub, http://www.kearneyhub.com/