Man accused of killing 3-month-old faces judge Tuesday

by: Ken Lemon Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A local man charged with the death of a 3-month-old girl faced a judge on Tuesday morning.

Jason Moore tried to get his bond reduced.

Eyewitness News was inside the Gaston County courtroom with the judge's decision.

On Monday morning, Eyewitness News learned that 3-month-old Addison Waller had serious burns on her body as well as a skull fracture and brain  swelling, possibly from shaken baby syndrome.

Moore's attorneys said he loved the child, but that he isn't the only person who could have caused those injuries.

She said other people have had access to the child before her death.

Moore is the only person charged with murder and child abuse in this case.

Prosecutors said Moore was alone with the child at an apartment in Lowell when doctors believe the baby suffered the head injury.

Moore was a friend of Addison Waller's mother and baby sat the child while the mother worked.

He has been held without bond since his arrest two months ago.

His attorney asked the judge for a reasonable bond.

She said Moore's family would be there to make sure he goes to trial.

The judge set the bond at just over a $1 million.

His trial date hasn't been set.

He faces life in prison if he is convicted.