Charges against Bossier father upgraded to murder after infant's death

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 at 6:57 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2015 at 8:03 PM CDT
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Sean Christopher Morton (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
Sean Christopher Morton (Source: Bossier City Police Department)

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier City father accused of shaking his infant daughter is now facing a murder charge.

Police say 3-month-old Malaysia Morton died from her injuries Monday at University Health hospital in Shreveport.

The child was originally taken to Willis-Knighton Bossier just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday after her father, 27-year-old Sean Christopher Morton, reportedly noticed something was wrong.

Hospital staff contacted police claiming the baby's injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. The child was then transferred to University Health where she was listed in critical condition. Malaysia Morton ultimately died from her injuries.

During their investigation, authorities arrested Sean Morton, initially charging him with second degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Tuesday, Sean Morton's charges were upgraded to second degree murder following the infant's death.

Sean Morton remains in the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility where his bond is set at $500,000.

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