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Mercer County man accused in 'shaken baby' case to head to trial

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MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

The Mercer County man accused of shaking a three-year-old in 2015 has withdrawn a plea agreement.

Cory Nelson Hawks, 24, was scheduled to enter a plea on Thursday to child abuse resulting in serious injury. But Nelson's attorney withdrew the plea during a hearing held in front of Circuit Court Judge Mark Wills. 

A trial date was set for May 10.  Hawks will remain free on bond.

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