Monroe Louisiana. Chase Cascio was found guilty by a jury of his peers Tuesday night in Monroe in the death of his two month old son who died in June 2009 as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
On of the district attorneys in the case Joesphine Heller said the jury deliberated for five hours to come back with the guilty verdict of negligent homicide. Cascio could face two to five years in prison.
Cascio on June 3, 2009 killed the infant by shaking him since according to the district attorneysand Heller said Cascio has a history of violent behavior and he reached his breaking point due to money problems and arguments with his wife.
Pediatric surgeon Dr. Jose Bermudez said the injuries suffered by the infant were consistent with blunt force trauma less than a hour before the infant was brought to the hospital by ambulance from the Cascio home after Chase called 911.
The infant went to Glenwood Regional Medical Center emergency room. Because of the seriousness of his injuries the infant was transferred to St. Frances North Hospital where he died.
The jury had to decide to find Cascio guilty of second degree murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide or not guilty.
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