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Published January 05, 2011, 05:59 AM

St. Paul father admits shaking infant son

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul man has admitted shaking his infant son so hard he caused the baby permanent brain damage.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul man has admitted shaking his

infant son so hard he caused the baby permanent brain damage.

Thirty-three-year-old Jeffrey Allen Davis pleaded guilty Tuesday

in Ramsey County Court to malicious punishment of a child.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Davis says the shaking

lasted 10 to 15 seconds, and that the boy's head moved "back and

forth" several times.

After the shaking last March, Davis told police his 6-week-old

son's head moved "like a bobble-head doll." Davis said he was

frustrated by his son's screaming.

Prosecutor Juan Hoyos says the boy suffered permanent brain

injury, including damage to his eyesight.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 25.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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