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Father accused of killing 7-month-old daughter pleads guilty

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Juan Andres Hernandez (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office) Juan Andres Hernandez (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office)
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A father in Bladen County pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his 7-month-old daughter in 2012.

Juan Andres Hernandez was sentenced Monday in Bladen County Superior Court to 7-10 years in jail.

Hernandez, 20, was arrested and charged with the murder of his daughter, Isabella.

Hernandez admitted to shaking the infant to keep her from crying. Investigators say Isabella went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing.

She was rushed to the hospital and was later pronounced dead.

The medical examiner ruled that Isabella died from abusive head trauma. 

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