Charges against an Avondale man have been upgraded to aggravated murder after the Hamilton County Coroner has ruled the death of a 3-month-old infant as a homicide.
Authorities were called to the 3400 block of McFarlan Road around 9 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of a non responsive infant. The infant was transported to Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Shavale Johnson, 24, was initially charged with endangering children. Johnson struck the child with a closed fist causing serious physical harm, according to court documents.
The Hamilton County Coroner's office ruled the death of the infant a homicide on Tuesday.
Detectives signed the additional charge of Aggravated Murder against Shavale Johnson. Johnson remains incarcerated at the Hamilton County Justice Center.