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Soldier Accused Of Child Abuse Appears In Court

Posted January 7, 2004 2:56 a.m. EST

— A Fort Bragg soldier charged with abusing his infant son made his first court appearance Wednesday.

Cumberland County deputies said John Murphy shook his 9-week-old son so hard, he almost killed the baby.

The infant has been upgraded to fair condition. The infant's mother is not considered a suspect in the case.

Murphy is being held on $200,000 bond.