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Judge Rules OKC Officer Will Go To Trial On Child Abuse Charges

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On Wednesday, an Oklahoma County judge ruled there is enough evidence for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of child abuse to go to trial.

Jeremiah Thompson, 31, is accused of injuring a 7-month-old baby girl who was a foster child placed in the care of him and his wife in their Edmond home.

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Thompson remained composed during the preliminary hearing, despite hearing disturbing testimony from medical experts about the extent of the baby's injuries. His wife was also in the courtroom but did not talk with reporters.

Court papers state Thompson called 911 from his Edmond home on November 18, 2014, stating that his 7-month-old foster child was not breathing well and had been "throwing up a whole bunch.” He also described the child as having a"100 yard stare".

Court papers also state it was more than four minutes into the 911 call that he tells the operator he had dropped her as well.

A pediatrician from children's hospital testified the retinal damage found was consistent with child abuse, and that a simple fall does not account for the injuries. The doctor testified the injures could be from shaking the child or some sort of forceful event like smacking, but not falling.

Thompson's attorney did ask the judge to dismiss the case, but his request was overruled. Thompson's trial is currently set for June 24.

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