Father blamed for death of 5-month-old Haverstraw girl

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The mother of the baby beaten to death in her Haverstraw home is now saying the little girl's father caused her death.

Five-month-old Michelle Aviles died in January with fractures to her skull and ribs, and bruises all over her body.

Both her parents, Lissette Capellan and Michael Aviles, are charged with second-degree murder in her death and are on trial.

In court yesterday, a videotaped police interview was shown in which Capellan tells investigators it was the child's drunken father who beat baby Michelle to death while she was asleep.

Aviles has testified that he might have dropped the infant after he blacked from being drunk.

The trial is expected to continue today.

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