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Man Accused of Punching and Killing Baby

Posted Tuesday, April 29th 2014 @ 9am

(Cincinnati, Oh.)--A man is facing charges after his 3-month-old baby daughter died in Avondale.

Police arrested Shavale Johnson, 24, Tuesday, on charges of child endangerment, he was booked into the Hamilton County jail. Police say more charges against Johnson, are possible once an autopsy is completed on the infant.

Investigators say Johnson, admitted to them he struck his daughter with a closed fist because she would not stop crying.

The baby, Asia Cathey, was driven to the hospital by her mother, who does not face any charges in her death.

Johnson appeared in Court Tuesday morning and had his bond set at $200,000.





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