Charges upgraded to murder in N. Lindenhurst shaken baby case

The charges against a North Lindenhurst man accused of shaking his infant son to death have been upgraded Wednesday to second-degree murder. Police arrested Joseph Perri, 24, for assault last month after

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2006, 11:44 PM

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The charges against a North Lindenhurst man accused of shaking his infant son to death have been upgraded Wednesday to second-degree murder.
Police arrested Joseph Perri, 24, for assault last month after he rushed his 4-month-old son Gabriel to Good Samaritan Hospital. Doctors say the boy was a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome, and the baby later died. Police say Perri confessed to the crime. Perri?s attorney says his client did not intentionally hurt his son.
Meanwhile, a funeral cannot be held for Gabriel because the defense can legally ask for an independent autopsy. Perri is being held without bail until his trial.
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