Father pleads guilty to murder of infant son in Daviess County

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The father of a 3-month-old child has pleaded guilty to a murder charge.

The Daviess County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office says Austin Haaff is facing a sentence of 28 years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, Haaff must serve at least 20 years.

A 911 call was made on April 20, 2018 regarding an unresponsive infant at a home on Wimsatt Court. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office said 3-month-old Collin Haaff died six days later.

The sheriff’s office said an autopsy showed the injuries were similar to Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Investigators said the mother and aunt of the child were at work when the incident happened.

Haaff’s formal sentencing is scheduled for December 6th.

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(This story was originally published on October 17, 2019)

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