Quentin J. Louis appears in court in 2005 on charges of first-degree reckless homicide. / Daily Herald Media file photo
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Dates for a new trial have been set in the case of an Athens man convicted in the death of his four-month-old daughter.
Quentin Louis, 31, was sentenced in 2006 to 20 years in prison for the March 18, 2005 death of his daughter. According to a criminal complaint, Louis admitted to investigators that he shook the child, whose death was diagnosed as the result of shaken baby syndrome.
In August 2009, Marathon County Circuit Court Judge Vincent Howard granted Louis’s request for a new trial because the jury did not hear medical evidence during the trial that challenged shaken baby syndrome. A Wisconsin Appeals Court in March 2011 upheld Howard’s decision.
The cause of symptoms associated with shaken baby syndrome have been disputed in recent years and several high profile shaken baby cases in Wisconsin have been challenged in court.
A 15-day jury trial has been set for Oct. 28 for Louis, who remains jailed on a $50,000 cash bond.