BANGOR — A Bangor man charged with causing fatal injuries to a 5-month-old girl he was babysitting has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

WLBZ-TV reports that Samuel Moore pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Penobscot County Superior Court to charges connected to the death in March. He was held without bail pending a bail hearing at a future date.

Authorities say 5-month-old Korbyn Antworth suffered multiple rib injuries and brain hemorrhaging.

The 25-year-old Moore was employed as the child’s caregiver. He’s also charged with assault for allegedly choking the baby’s 3-year-old brother.

Moore told police that he accidentally dropped the baby, but investigators say her injuries were consistent with shaking.

Moore’s attorney refused comment on the proceedings.

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