Hagerstown Man Denied New Trial In Infant’s Death

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man serving 30 years for shaking his girlfriend’s infant son to death won’t get a new trial.

The Herald-Mail reported Tuesday that a judge has denied Floyd Bingaman’s motion to re-open his case.

A jury convicted Bingaman, 26, in 2007 of involuntary manslaughter and first-degree child abuse in the death of 4-month-old Justice Myers-Cannon.

Bingaman had claimed ineffective assistance by his trial defense attorney.

The case led to the passage of a state law this year that increased the maximum penalty for first-degree child abuse resulting in death to 40 years from 30.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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