‘Off-the-wall’ baby shaker sentenced to jail
SANDY CREEK TOWNSHIP – A Hadley man convicted of shaking an infant hard enough to cause a vision deficit in November 2011 was recently sentenced to jail time.
“Shaking that hard is off the wall,” Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson said.
Sean M. Bradey, 23, was ordered to serve 2 to 4 years in state prison after pleading guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault.
Defense attorney Herbert G. Mitchell objected because “the child is not blind and he walks okay.”
Dobson said the case was a troubling case in which Bradey said he tripped over the dog causing the injuries.
“It is clear that he shook the child very hard,” Dobson said.
State police said Bradey shook the infant and caused “life-threatening, serious and long-term injuries including extensive retinal hemorrhages, chronic subdural hemorrhage and multiple bruises” at 559 Flick Road, Sandy Creek Township.
He was originally charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.
Alley Cat cited for failing to return liquor license
GREENVILLE – The now-closed Alley Cat Lounge and Greenville Dinor, of Greenville has been cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for failing to return its restaurant liquor license and wholesale liquor purchase permit cards to the Liquor Control Board.
The documents for the establishments at 9 S. Mercer St. were due by July 31, police said.
Wal-Mart shooting suspect found dead
NEW BRIGHTON – Police say a man who apparently shot himself in an apartment building surrounded by police is the same man suspected of fatally shooting a woman outside a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart hours before.
The dead woman is 22-year-old Mariah Anderson, of New Castle, and state police Lt. Eric Hermick says the dead man is believed to be the shooting suspect, 27-year-old Carlos Harper, who had been dating her. Online court records show police obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault Monday morning.
Anderson was shot Sunday night after finishing her shift at the store in Union Township, Lawrence County. That’s several miles from New Brighton, in neighboring Beaver County, where police had the apartment surrounded.
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