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Trial of Fort Benning soldier accused of killing child starts Monday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The trial is expected to begin today for a Fort Benning Soldier accused of killing his own child.

Shane Hinkson, 28, is charged with the murder of his 8-month old baby after the child died at the hospital from injuries inflicted on New Year's Day several years ago.

Hinkson was taken into custody after the baby was admitted to Saint Francis Hospital.

The infant was later transported to Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, where he died due to his injuries.

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

Hinkson appeared in recorder's court shortly after being arrested, he waived his hearing and has remained in jail without bond.

The trial is expected to begin Monday morning in Judge Frank Jordan's courtroom.

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