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7/20/2024 6:46:00 AM
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Soldier at JBER charged in death of infant son from shaken baby syndrome.


Soldier at JBER charged in death of infant son from shaken baby syndrome.

At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, a soldier is facing charges for fatally shaking his infant son while on leave to care for the child. Spc. Antonius Meyers, 24, a mechanic in the 11th Airborne Division, enlisted in 2021 and arrived in Alaska in May 2022. According to the charging document, Meyers' wife reported that their 28-day-old son was taken to the hospital with chest bruises, lesions on his tongue, and bleeding near his brain. Meyers initially claimed he fed and burped his son, but later admitted to shaking the baby as he cried. The infant was placed in a medically induced coma but tragically passed away on May 15. Meyers is currently held at Goose Creek Correctional Center and could face up to 99 years in prison if convicted of murder.

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