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Teen dies of shaken baby syndrome

A 17-year-old suburban Chicago girl who was shaken as a baby in 1993 has died from the injuries she suffered.

Authorities in Cook County say Makeda Oyeyinka of Harvey had spent most of her life in state care after suffering from shaken baby syndrome. She died Monday at Rush University Medical Center.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide. An autopsy showed that she died from lack of oxygen to the brain from blunt head trauma years ago, pneumonia and complications from diabetes.

The teen’s mother was charged with felony aggravated battery in 1993 for the attack on her daughter but was later acquitted.



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