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An Ogden man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of murder in the death of his girlfriend's 3-month-old daughter.

Jeremy David Marshall, 35, was bound over Monday at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in 2nd District Court. Marshall also pleaded not guilty to the first-degree felony charge.

During the hearing, a medical examiner said Kennedy Lucille "Baby K" Marshall died as result of shaking and trauma to her head.

According to a probable-cause affidavit filed in 2nd District Court, "Marshall told family members he caused the death of the child. Marshall told [an Ogden police officer] he had struck the child's head in the crib with substantial force but it was accidental."

The child was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital on Dec. 14 and died later that night as a result of her injuries, police have said.

"He's put his hands on me before, but I didn't think he had the capacity of killing someone, especially a baby," the girl's mother, Afton Moneypenny, told The Salt Lake Tribune in a recent telephone interview.

Moneypenny said Marshall was good with the child, but that doctors later found cracked ribs and other injuries.

"He would bundle her up in her blanket and carry her to her room and wind up her giraffe and put her to bed," the mother said. "She would just fall asleep. Two minutes with him and she was quiet."

The night before the child's death, Moneypenny and Marshall got into an argument and Moneypenney said she slept on a couch.

"I was just mad that he never wants to snuggle with me or anything," she said. "He just wanted to go to bed and watch TV."

Moneypenny said she heard her baby cry and Marshall get up. Then the child was quiet again, she said.

Early in the morning, Moneypenny said she became suspicious because she had not heard the girl cry. She found the child unresponsive in her crib. She placed Kennedy in a bath in an attempt to revive her as she called 911.

Moneypenny remembered her daughter as "a perfect little girl."

"She loved her daddy," she said, referring to Marshall. "She was a daddy's girl. She liked Christmas lights and Hello Kitty."

"I'm not holding up very well," she added. "He destroyed my life."

Marshall is scheduled to next appear in court June 5.