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The DA said Hang Bin Li, 23, and Ying Li, 22, both of 43-18 Union St., were charged with the murder after allegedly violently shaking their baby daughter, Annie Li, in October, causing serious injuries that eventually led to her death."According to the charges, the young victim suffered severe brain and eye injuries as a result of being violently shaken and at least two non-accidental blows to the head, bleeding on the brain, two broken legs and had a healing rib fracture at the time of her death Ð grave physical injuries for anyone, let alone an infant less than three months of age," Brown said. "It is shocking to consider that her parents are charged with inflicting such brutality and suffering on one as young and innocent as their own child."Hang Bin Li was charged with second-degree murder and first- and second- degree manslaughter and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. His wife, Ying Li, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.Brown said Hang Bin Li allegedly called his friend Oct. 22 and told him that his daughter was sick and that he needed the friend to take her for a checkup. When the friend arrived, he allegedly noticed that the infant was sweating, not moving her arms or legs and making distressed gurgling sounds, according to the DA.Brown said despite their daughter's condition, the couple did not to seek medical attention immediately, only doing so several hours later when Annie Li was rushed to the emergency room at Flushing Hospital Medical Center without a heartbeat or pulse.Annie Li was revived and placed on life support but was declared brain dead and died Oct. 26, authorities said.A murder investigation was started after the medical examiner determined that the baby girl's injuries were inflicted by another person in a deliberate manner, the DA said.Brown said the medical examiner determined not only that Annie Li's injuries were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome, but had she received medical attention earlier, she could have survived.Reach reporter Stephen Stirling by e-mail at Sstirling@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 138.

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