Fort Benning soldier charged with infant murder

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Fort Benning soldier is charged with the murder of his 8 month old baby.

Sergeant Shane Hinkson, 28, was charged with murder Friday night when his son died from the inflicted injuries suffered on New Year's Day.

Hinkson was taken into custody by the Columbus Police Department on last Sunday just after his eight-month-old son was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Columbus.

The infant was later transported to Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, where he remained in critical condition until Friday night when he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say Hinkson shook the child and the boy suffered brain swelling and other injuries commonly associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Currently Hinkson is being held without bond.

He was scheduled to be in recorder's court Saturday, but he has waived his first appearance.

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