Merrill Man Faces Charges In Baby's Death

A Merrill man faces an amended charge of reckless homicide in the death of an 18-month-old girl.

Robert DeSimone was arrested March 16th after babysitting his girlfriend's child, Aiyana Gennrich. He had called 9-1-1 after the girl was not responding.

Police say the toddler had suffered severe traumatic brain injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

She died March 18th at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

DeSimone remains jailed on 500-thousand dollars