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Hagerstown man denied new trial in infant's death

Tuesday - 10/2/2012, 12:31pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown man serving 30 years for shaking his girlfriend's infant son to death won't get a new trial.

The Herald-Mail (bit.ly/Qnc1tV) reported Tuesday that a judge has denied 26-year- old Floyd Bingaman's motion to re-open his case.

A jury convicted Bingaman in 2007 of involuntary manslaughter and first-degree child abuse in the death of 4-month-old Justice Myers-Cannon.

Bingaman had claimed ineffective assistance by his trial defense attorney.

The case led to the passage of a state law this year that increased the maximum penalty for first-degree child abuse resulting in death to 40 years from 30.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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