MILWAUKEE -- Family members and friends gathered Thursday evening, November 5th for a vigil for three-year-old Khalia Smith, who passed away at a home near Booth and Auer on Milwaukee's north side on Sunday morning, November 1st. The child had suffered from Shaken Baby Syndrome as an infant, and FOX6 News has learned a man in prison could now face charges in connection with her death.
The child has been identified by Milwaukee police as Khalia Smith.
FOX6 News was there when Smith was born on 11/11/11.
Court records show 28-year-old Dontae Neal, who is serving a seven-year sentence at Green Bay Correctional, was convicted of shaking Khalia Smith in 2012 -- when she was just three months old and living in Racine.
A charging document and a report from the Department of Children and Families says the baby had prior rib fractures and severe head trauma.
Neal was the mother's boyfriend at the time. He told police the baby was crying and Neal jumped up and down with the baby's head unsupported. He told police he was dancing.
The medical examiner says it is looking at those prior injuries as a cause for Khalia's death years later.
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