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Appeal in baby death denied
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MONROE - A Brodhead man sentenced to 40 years in prison for the death of his infant son has for the second time been denied the right to appeal his conviction and is now asking the state Supreme Court to review his case. Casey Shelton was convicted in January 2009 of first-degree reckless homicide in the February 2007 death of his two-month-old son Christopher in the Decatur township residence Shelton shared with Christopher, Christopher's twin brother Charles and the boys' mother. Evidence presented during Shelton's weeklong trial showed Christopher died from traumatic brain injuries caused from being violently shaken.

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