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Charges could be upgraded after baby's death

Derrick Pitts (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Derrick Pitts (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Charges could be upgraded against a man accused of assaulting a 17-month-old baby.

Police say Derrick Pitts, 27, shook a toddler in his care so badly that the baby suffered critical injuries and later died at Children's Hospital.

For now, Pitts is facing a felonious assault charge that will likely be upgraded to murder.

His bond was set at $750,000 during his arraignment on Tuesday.

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