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UNION CITY – (WAOK/AJC)  – Union City police have charged a couple with murder in the death of her 9-month-old daughter, who was found unresponsive in her crib at home Monday. Union City Police say the child’s mother, Cella Copeland, has been charged with murder and cruelty to children.  They also say the child’s stepfather,  Otis Lee Bennett,  faces murder, cruelty to children and aggravated assault charges,  and that his mother  Hetty Bennett has been charged with cruelty to children.   Police say medical personnel performed CPR on the child Monday,  until she was pronounced dead at South Fulton Medical Center .    At least one source,  reports that doctors suspect the baby was a victim of “Shaken Baby Syndrome. ”

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