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Dad accused of shaking 3-month-old girl to death in Gwinnett County

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A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing his 3-month-old daughter in Gwinnett County.

Mr. Reuben Valrie, 28, was the one who called 911 when his daughter stopped breathing, according to Gwinnett County police. And investigators said he is the reason she died.

On Wednesday, officers responded to the Wesley St. Claire Apartments at 3350 Sweetwater Road near Lawrenceville after getting a report that the infant was not breathing, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Aliyana Valrie was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center, but was later pronounced dead. On Thursday, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and discovered significant injuries on Aliyana’s body.

“Detectives developed probably cause to believe that Reuben Valrie had caused Aliyana’s injuries by shaking her,” Cpl. Smith said.

Later the same day, police charged Mr. Valrie with cruelty to children and felony murder, the corporal said. He was taken into custody without incident and remains at the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.

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