- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Albertville man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend’s 11-month-old baby.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/1Du7cIz ) 19-year-old Immanuel Gage Allen entered the plea Monday, the day his trial was to begin. He faced charges of capital murder and aggravated child abuse.

Marshall County District Attorney Steven Marshall says Allen will be sentenced in mid-October.

Police say Allen shook the baby violently while caring for her in January 2012. Police say Gemma Lashae Moore died of blunt force trauma and had injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Marshall says Allen admitted shaking the baby, but he said she died after falling off the bed.

A plea of manslaughter means Allen admits killing the child but that it was accidental.


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