Published On: Fri, Nov 16th, 2012

Matthew Milisits charged in Pennsylvania shaken baby case as child clings to life

Matthew Milisits

A man has been arrested after admitting to shaking his 8-week-old daughter Thursday morning.

According to police, the child is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital after suffering a brain injury in the incident.

UPDATE: Baby Sophia did pass away – please read more here, get info on ways to assist the family

The child was unresponsive when Matthew Milisits, age 30, of Vandergrift, returned the girl to her mother, who then called 911.

While interviewing Milisits, he admitted to becoming agitated with the child and shaking her during his

The baby is on life support, at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, the complaint states.

Milisits initially denied knowing how the baby girl was injured. But then he said he had accidentally hit the infant’s head off the bathroom door, but the girl didn’t cry out so he “thought nothing of it,” according to the complaint.

A spokeswoman at Children’s declined comment.

He has been committed to the Westmoreland County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

WPXI reports the girl’s name is Sophia.

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    […] Milisits was arrested after confessing that he shook his daughter when she wouldn’t stop crying. Now Sophia Ludzwiczak, only eight weeks old, passed away at […]

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