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Child Abuse Trial of Raleigh Minister to Begin Monday

Posted January 8, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— The felony child abuse trial of a Raleigh minister begins Monday.

Prosecutors say Howard Hunichen, known to followers as "Brother Howard", nearly shook a seven-month-old baby to death last spring.

The child suffered permanent brain damage. Hunichen is charged with felony assault inflicting a serious injury and felony child abuse.