Bladen dad admits to killing 7-month-old daughter


BLADEN, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County father has pleaded guilty to killing his baby daughter nearly two years ago.

The District Attorney’s Office says Juan Andres Hernandez, 22, will spend as much as 10 years five months behind bars after pleading guilty to second-degree murder today.

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Investigators say on Aug. 30, 2012, Hernandez’s 7-month-old daughter Isabella was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing. She died three days later.

The DA says Hernandez admitted shaking the baby to keep her from crying. The medical examiner ruled her death was a result of abusive head trauma.

Hernandez will serve a minimum of seven years 10 months in prison for the crime.