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Baby dies from brain injury, father charged with murder

Eric Braddam (Source: Meade County Detention Center) Eric Braddam (Source: Meade County Detention Center)
MEADE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A 23-year-old father has been charged with murder after the death of his 7-week-old son.

The Kentucky Medical Examiner said the child died of traumatic brain injury. An investigation led to the arrest of the baby's father, Eric Braddam. Braddam confessed to shaking the baby while the two were alone.

Emergency crews found the baby unresponsive on Thursday, August 7.  An officer performed CPR and the child was transported to Hardin Memorial where he later died.

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"This is probably one of the worst things that's happened in a long time.  The last murder case we worked was early 2000, but when it happens to a child it's totally different.  It plays a big role on everybody's heart," Chief Ashbaugh said.

Braddam is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Meade County Detention Center.  Braddam will be arraigned Wednesday, August 13.

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