Kearney pair accused in shaking of baby girl

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Kearney man has been arrested on several charges, accused of shaking his girlfriend's 5-month-old daughter.

The Kearney Hub reports (http://bit.ly/Yo8bnP) that 22-year-old Trey Tickle faces four felony counts of intentional child abuse and a drug possession charge.

Authorities say the infant was treated in early December for vomiting and again Jan. 4. The baby was taken to an Omaha hospital for treatment, and doctors there concluded that her injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. The doctors also said the girl had tested for ingestion and exposure to methamphetamine.

The child's mother, Brittney Schlund, faces two counts of felony child abuse.

Public phone listings for the two couldn't be found. Their attorneys didn't immediately return calls Friday from The Associated Press.

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