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Harnett County Man Charged With Murder Of Infant

Posted June 11, 2002 4:14 a.m. EDT

— A Harnett County man is in jail Tuesday charged with the murder of an 8-month-old.

Investigators said Brian Murray confessed to killing his girlfriend's 8-month-old daughter, Patricia Shaw, when he struck her head on the kitchen counter last Saturday.

Murray was baby-sitting at a friend's house while the infant's mother was at work.

Detectives said they found bruises on the baby's face and forehead.

Murray is charged with second-degree murder.