A plea deal appears to be in the works for a 32-year-old Athens man convicted of shaking his four-month-old daughter to death in March of 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, Quentin Louis was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime.
An appeals court upheld a decision to give Quentin Louis a new trial based on information about what causes symptoms associated with shaken baby syndrome.
Online court records show a plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 10.
Louis is in custody in the Marathon County Jail.
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