A judge has turned down a request for a medical expert to testify on behalf of a Quincy man charged with murder. Thirty-one year old Travis Wiley is accused of causing the death of an infant girl in January. The infant died of shaken baby syndrome. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Wiley’s defense attorney requested $20,000 in state funding to hire a Canadian pathologist. Adams County Circuit Judge Robert Adrian said the court could entertain a motion to hire a pathologist, but not for $20,000. Adrian suggested the defense seek pathologists closer to the area.

Wiley remains lodged in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond. He has a case review scheduled December 19.