PERU, Ind. (WISH) – A Logansport man pleaded guilty Thursday to the battery of a 1-month-old baby girl last year.
24-Hour News 8’s news gathering partner the Pharos Tribune reports 23-year-old Hogan Moss caused severe brain and retinal injuries to the girl when he shook her to stop her from crying.
Police say the incident occurred when the child’s mother ran out to run errands. The next day, the mother found the child had a fever and feeding issues and took the child to the hospital.
Medics determined the baby had Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Thursday, Moss pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain that would reduce his sentence to six years. As part of the bargain, a second charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury may be dropped.
Miami County Prosecutor Bruce Embrey said he offered the plea agreement to Moss because the evidence made it a difficult case to argue.
A judge will review the plea agreement on April 24.