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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/02/2012

No new trial for Md. man in girlfriend’s son’s death

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A Hagerstown man serving 30 years for shaking his girlfriend’s infant son to death won’t get a new trial.

The Herald-Mail reported Tuesday that a judge has denied 26-year-old Floyd Bingaman’s motion to re-open his case.

A jury convicted Bingaman in 2007 of involuntary manslaughter and first-degree child abuse in the death of 4-month-old Justice Myers-Cannon.

Bingaman had claimed ineffective assistance by his trial defense attorney.

The case led to the passage of a state law this year that increased the maximum penalty for first-degree child abuse resulting in death to 40 years from 30.

By the Associated Press  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/02/2012


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