A Deer Park woman is pleading not guilty to charges she fatally shook her baby niece hard enough to change the placement of the girl's brain.
Family members would not comment outside of court. Defense lawyer Joel Salinger said Baez "vehemently defends her innocence."
Prosecutors say Baez was taking care of her niece while her sister was at work. She and her husband took the baby to the hospital where they at first told staff that the girl fell from a swing. Prosecutors say Baez eventually admitted shaking the girl.