Trial pushed back for Niles man charged in murder

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The trial for Matthew L. Wilson, 33, of Niles and Minerva, charged with murder, felonious assault and child endangering in the Feb. 10 death of his 5-week-old daughter, has been pushed back to June 11. The new date was set during a hearing Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. His trial was originally set for March 26.

Medical personnel at Akron Children’s Hospital said the baby suffered brain bleeds and rib fractures, and they told authorities such injuries can be caused by “being shaken or squeezed.”

Wilson’s father, Charles Wilson, of Minerva, told reporters his son indicated he had tripped and accidentally fallen on the child not long before she went into distress and was taken by ambulance from their home on Bellair Court in Niles.

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