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Failed to Death: Rashad Maxey

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Rashad Maxey
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Age: 8 mos.
Born: March 17, 2007
Died: Dec 7, 2007
Location: Arapahoe County
Suspect in death: Yvette Graddock, cousin

He died from what doctors called "shaken baby syndrome" after the baby's aunt, Yvette Craddock, called 911 to report he had stopped breathing. Craddock denied shaking Rashad and said she did not "slam Rashad into anything." "I do remember trying to get him to breathe," she told police, according to an arrest affidavit.

Craddock was charged with child abuse resulting in death about a month later. She was acquitted in 2010.

Arapahoe County child welfare had received one prior complaint about the family 2 years earlier and "unrelated to the fatality" according to a state review.

The review found no violations of policy.

Read the Fatality Review

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