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Dad Accused Of Fatally Shaking Son Denied Bail

Posted January 4, 2006 3:51 a.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man accused of killing his 11-week-old son signed away his right to a court-appointed attorney Wednesday, and a judge also ordered him to be held without bail.

Police arrested Tyrone Patten, 20, last week and charged him with attempted first-degree murder over allegations he violently shook his son. When the child died Tuesday, however, authorities changed the charge to first-degree murder.

Authorities said the child died as a result of complications associated with shaken baby syndrome.