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Death from 1985 shaken baby case leads to murder charge

Babysitter Terry McKirchy got a light sentence 36 years ago after pleading no contest to attempted murder for shaking 5-month-old Benjamin Dowling so severely that he suffered permanent brain damage -- weekends in jail for three months and three years probation.

In this undated photo released by the Broward State Attorney's Office, Benjamin Dowling is seen as a toddler after he suffered a 1984 brain hemorrhage that prosecutors say was caused by his babysitter, Terry McKirchy, in Florida. McKirchy pleaded no contest to attempted murder in 1985 and received a light sentence, but was recently charged with first-degree murder. A medical examiner says Dowling's 2019 death was caused by his injuries. (Courtesy of the Dowling family/Broward State Attorney's Office)

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