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GUAM — A U.S. Naval Forces Marianas sailor on Guam faces an Article 32 hearing Nov. 4 for allegedly killing his 1-month-old child.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony D. Shepherd, 27, was charged with murder Sept. 29 under Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 118.

The Article 32 hearing — the equivalent of a civilian pretrial hearing — will be conducted at 8 a.m. in the legal affairs office.

During the hearing, prosecuting and defense attorneys will present evidence to an investigating officer for review, a Naval Forces Marianas spokesman said Tuesday.

The investigating officer will then make a recommendation whether to proceed with a criminal case to U.S. Naval Forces Support Activities Marianas commanding officer Capt. Robert A. McNaught, he said.

Shepherd remains in custody at Guam’s U.S. Naval Forces Support Activity Detention Center.

He was arrested Sept. 22, a day after his baby died in the intensive care unit of the naval hospital.

Officials have not released the cause of death, and other details remain under investigation.

If convicted of murder, Shepherd could face life in prison or the death penalty.

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