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02/14/03 - Smith County

Smith County Man Arrested in Shaken Baby Case

   He's accused of shaking his baby to the point of injury. Now, 23-year old Cody Glenn Lockhart is behind bars.

   The western Smith County resident was booked on injury to a child charges Thursday morning. Lockhart's two-month old baby is listed in critical condition at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, according to Major Mike Lusk of the Smith County Sheriff's Department. Investigators with Child Protective Services say some shaken-baby cases are accidental, but adults need to recognize all infants are vulnerable.

   "They're fragile--you cannot just shake a baby, it's just not acceptable," says Crystal Campbell, an investigator with Child Protective Services. "You should always just walk away."

   Lockhart's bond has been set at $100,000. A nine year old half-brother who was home when the incident occurred is now in relative's custody.

   Kerri Panchuk, reporting.

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