Court: Athens Man has Fulfilled Sentence in 2005 Shaken Baby Case

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

An Athens man convicted of causing his daughter's death in March 2005 will be released from custody after agreeing to a plea deal prosecutors.

Online court records show Quentin Louis, 32 was credited with serving nine years; fulfilling the sentence agreement.

The girl was 4-months-old at the time of her death in March 2005.

During his jury trial in June 2006, an investigator took the stand and said Quentin Louis said his daughter, Madelyn wouldn't stop crying so he held her up and shook her. That's when she stopped breathing. It happened at his home in Athens. She died at a hospital three days later from severe brain trauma.

In 2006, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime. An appeals court upheld a decision to give him a new trial based on information about what causes symptoms associated with shaken baby syndrome.

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