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Police reopen investigation after child in shaken baby case dies, father may face new charges

Posted at 5:55 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 18:45:35-04

OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) — A father from Oxford who has already been sentenced for first-degree child abuse for violently shaking his own baby could face more charges, including felony murder.

The news comes after the baby girl died on April 12.

“She was so sweet and beautiful, and he is truly a monster that we want to see behind bars for life," says grandmother Stephany Riney. "I wish this state had the death penalty because he doesn’t deserve to live.”

Two weeks ago, an Oakland County judge sentenced Christopher Williams to 9 to 50 years behind bars in state prison, prior to his baby girl’s death.

Prosecutors say at the time, his 6-week-old daughter Emily was shaken so severely she turned blue and stopped breathing. She was also left unconscious and with severe injuries.

Detectives with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office are reopening their investigation and charges could be filed soon.