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February death of teen with shaken baby syndrome ruled a homicide, officials say

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 7:04pm


The February death of an Augusta teen who suffered from shaken baby syndrome has been ruled a homicide, officials said.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said the results of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy were returned last week, determining that September Nicole Watson, 16, died on Feb. 22 as the result of “acute and subacute bronchopneumonia complicating sequela of remote traumatic brain injury.”

Put simply, September’s death can be attributed to head trauma she suffered as an infant on Jan. 30, 1999, Bowen said.

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