November 16, 1996 |
The future is looking brighter for "Baby Doe," the hours-old infant boy found dropped in the parking lot of Lower Bucks Hospital, in Bristol Township. The baby's condition was upgraded yesterday from critical to guarded. Calls continued to pour in from people interested in making the boy part of their family. In the meantime, police continued to search for the baby's mother. They returned to the hospital's emergency room parking lot at 9:30 p.m. Thursday to ask workers and patients whether they had been in the area the night before and had seen anything suspicious.
October 4, 1996 |
After almost 24 hours without her, a North Philadelphia mother was reunited with her 7-week-old daughter yesterday after the infant was taken from a health center Wednesday by a teen-ager. Ruth Allen, of Harper Street near 30th, went with her daughter, Shavonna, to the city public health center in Strawberry Mansion, at 29th and Dauphin streets, Wednesday afternoon. She handed her daughter over to a 15-year-old girl who was in the waiting room with her, police said, while she went inside for a medical check.
January 15, 1988 |
A Southwest Philadelphia father was arrested early today after police accused him of punching his 8-month-old daughter and hurling her down a stairway because she was crying. The infant, Patience Barrett, suffered a fractured skull and severe brain hemorrhaging yesterday afternoon at her family's home on 71st Street near Paschall Avenue. She was reported in critical condition today at Children's Hospital, where she was being kept alive on life-support equipment. Her father, Michael Barrett, 23, was to be arraigned later today on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of a child.
January 25, 2006 |
An infant found dead Monday afternoon in his East Frankford home was beaten to death and did not drown as initially suspected, authorities said yesterday. Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, said 3-month-old Marrieon Currie had multiple injuries, but he did not elaborate on the injuries or exact cause of death. Had the child died as a result of drowning, the autopsy report would have specified that, Moran said. The child's mother, Lea Currie, 24, of the 4900 block of Charles Street, was charged with murder Monday night.
May 2, 1989 |
A 33-year-old Bensalem man has been charged with assaulting his 10-week-old son in what the Bucks County district attorney called "probably the worst case of child abuse we have ever seen. " The infant was in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday with multiple fractures, facial cuts and bruises, a torn rectum, a second-degree burn on his left buttock, and brain and retinal hemorrhaging that doctors said might have been caused by violent shaking, said District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein.
August 2, 1986 |
It's happened before - a child falls out of a window at the Cambridge Apartments high-rise - and Walter Colclough wouldn't be surprised if it happens again. "We have a window that's just about ready to fall on somebody's head," said Colclough, who lives two floors above the ninth-floor apartment in the building at 11th and Poplar streets. It was that ninth-floor window from which 17-month-old Carl McCollum tumbled to his death yesterday morning in what police have classified as an accident.
October 12, 2014 |
A Montgomery County jury on Friday heard emotional testimony from relatives of a King of Prussia grandmother and infant who were murdered in 2012. But the 28-year-old man convicted in the killings initially asked the judge to skip the proceedings altogether. "I don't want this hearing," Ranghunandan Yandamuri quietly told Judge Steven T. O'Neill Friday morning, before the witnesses took the stand. "I would rather take the death penalty. " Yandamuri, 28, a former information technology worker who immigrated from India on a work visa, did not explain his reasoning, and ultimately it was moot.
November 6, 2013 |
Collingdale Police are investigating the death of a five-week-old infant girl. The baby's 21-year-old mother called 911 around 11:10 a.m. on Sunday and said she thought the child was dead. Paramedics performed CPR at the family's duplex and transported the infant to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said Robert Adams, Collingdale chief of police. An autopsy was expected to be completed on Monday, said Adams. "It is an active investigation at this point," said Adams.
May 17, 2011 |
The godfather of a 4-month-old Hunting Park infant was charged with homicide today in the death of the baby Sunday night. Police allege that Marquise Waliyyuddin, 24, repeatedly shook Aiden Jameer Santiago, causing fatal internal injuries, because he was crying. Aidenn's mother had left the infant with Waliyyuddin at his home on the 4300 block of North 5th Street on Saturday, police said. Waliyyuddin was the infant's godfather and is the live-in partner of another male who grew up with the mother, said Lt. Philip Riehl of the Homicide Unit.