East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury declines to indict man in daughter's death


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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has declined to indict a man accused of injuring his daughter so severely when she was a baby that it led to her death five years later.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1otoFpe ) 5-year-old Taliyah Edwards died Aug. 22 from a terminal seizure that the coroner's office said stemmed from injuries she suffered during a "shaken-baby syndrome" incident that occurred about five years ago.

Baton Rouge police arrested her father, 32-year-old Terry Edwards, on Feb. 20 and booked him with second-degree murder.

On Wednesday, the grand jury sent back a no true bill, meaning there was not enough evidence to indict Edwards.

District Attorney Hillar Moore said he could not discuss the evidence presented to the grand jury, but agreed with the panel's verdict.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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