Thursday, July 23, 2015

Infant beaten to death: No charges from District Attorney (6th in series)

This wasn't the first incident!

(Times Tribune) WILKES-BARRE - The young grandmother of the 2-month-old boy beaten to death Sunday in Wilkes-Barre spent time in jail three years ago for beating another child in her care, court records show. Tamika Harley Johnson, who has applied for a public defender in the current case, pleaded guilty to simple assault and endangering the welfare of children in January 2010 after she severely injured a 2-year-old boy because he urinated on the floor.

The boy killed Sunday, Antonio Evans, had "raccoon eyes," indicative of physical trauma, and severe bruising on his buttocks at the time of his death, according to a search warrant application filed in court this week. Doctors at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital pronounced Antonio dead Sunday night despite "heroic efforts" to resuscitate him, according to a probable cause affidavit prepared in support of the warrant application. An autopsy Monday determined the boy's manner of death was a homicide, police said.

Times Tribune article HERE