By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — An 18-year-old man in New Castle is accused of killing a 3-year-old girl by shaking her repeatedly.READ MORE: 'There's A Literal Bear In Our Backyard:' Black Bear Spotted Roaming Penn Borough Neighborhood
The New Castle Police Department announced that Quadir Poland has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.READ MORE: New Push In Pennsylvania Seeks To Give Frontline Workers A Boost In Hourly Pay
New Castle police said they responded on April 24 to an apartment on Sankey Street for an unresponsive 3-year-old female. Law enforcement says the girl was transported to UPMC Jameson and later taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. She died four days later.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Storm Chances Return On Friday Afternoon
Poland was arrested Monday and confessed to shaking the child, which led to her death, police said. Law enforcement said Poland is the mother’s partner.