Marine accused of shaking baby to death


    ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant.

    Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child’s mother’s boyfriend.

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    The infant died July 29 at Vident Medical Center in Greenville.

    Today the NC Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the infant sustained injuries consistent with “Shaken Baby.”

    Krause, who has been in the Brig aboard Camp Lejeune since the child’s death, was turned over to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder, negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, abuse and neglect.

    Krause is in the Onslow County Detention Center without bond. He is due in court for his first appearance tomorrow.