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Plea entered by man accused of beating baby


La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) - A Coon Valley Man stood mute to the charge of Physical Abuse to a Child, Tuesday.  A La Crosse County Judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.

Robert Schmidt, 21, admitted elbowing his eight week old daughter in the head on July 14th.  According to the criminal complaint, Schmidt told investigations he struck the baby after he could not get her to stop crying.

Schmidt is being held in the La Crosse County Jail.

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