Death of an Allegheny County infant ruled a homicide

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The Allegheny County medical examiner has ruled the death of a 5-month-old boy a homicide.

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Michael Chanings Barber Jr. from McKeesport died from abusive head trauma two months ago.

The boy's father, 29-year-old Michael Barber, was charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, after the child was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Barber had claimed at first that he had tripped with his son, with his head  hitting the floor, that caused subdural hemorrhaging, arachnoid hemorrhaging and cerebral edema.

But, police say Barber later admitted to getting mad at his son for crying and when he wouldn't stop, he shook him.

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