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Shaken-baby trial set for mid-June

Charles T. George
Charles T. George

DIXON – Three-and-a-half years after a Dixon man was arrested in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, his case is finally set to go trial on five criminal charges.

Charles T. George, 36, is accused of causing the death of Tamari George from a skull fracture and brain injuries in September 2010.

Jury selection is set to begin June 11 in Lee County court, with a final pretrial conference to be held May 21.

According to court documents, on Sept. 17, 2010, George "knowingly, without lawful justification ... slammed T.O.G. on to the floor causing skull fractures and shook T.O.G. causing severe brain injury, rib fractures and retinal detachments which ultimately caused the death of T.O.G.”

Tamari died 5 days later in a Rockford hospital.

George, who was arrested on Sept. 30, 2010, is charged with four counts of aggravated battery of a child and one count of aggravated domestic battery of a child.

George remained in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday on $1 million bond.

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