Quadir Poland has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

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.

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The New Castle Police Department announced that Quadir Poland has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

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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.

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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.