Rucker soldier charged with death of son, 5 months old

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — A Fort Rucker soldier charged with manslaughter in the death of his 5-month-old son has admitted to shaking the infant in the past.

Dedrick Fisher Sr. attended a hearing on post Wednesday to determine if there was enough evidence to continue through court proceedings against him.

Federal authorities charged Fisher with involuntary manslaughter the day after Dedrick Jr. died Feb. 2.

According to testimony, Dedrick Fisher Jr. suffered injuries as severe as those an older child would have suffered from a television falling on his head.

A Fort Rucker special agent said Fisher admitted he was irritated when he shook Dedrick Jr. at least once in November.

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