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Father now charged with murder in death of baby

AVONDALE, Ohio (WKRC) -- A man now faces more serious charges in connection with his daughter's death in Avondale.

Shavale Johnson is accused of hitting his baby so hard she died. Police say Johnson got angry and punched his three-month-old daughter with with his closed fist at an apartment on McFarland Road on Monday.
Asia Cathey later died at the hospital.

Police charged John with child endangering before the baby died. They upgraded the charge to aggravated murder. Johnson is locked up on a $200,000 bond. He'll be back in court Wednesday.

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