Fayette Co. Couple Arrested In Child Abuse Case

NORMALVILLE (KDKA) – A Fayette County couple has been arrested in a child abuse case.

According to police, Earl Ritenour, 21, and Kristen Eicher, 19, of Normalville allegedly beat their 7-week-old son and daughter.

The babies suffered multiple rib and other fractures.

Doctors at Children’s Hospital said, “The level of violence in this home is extensive.”

Ritenour and Eicher are charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Both are in the Fayette County Jail on $15,000 bail.


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  • Melanie Wisniewski

    I feel this is disgusting!!! These two individuals obviously were not ready for parenthood and should have given these poor defensless babies to someone who longs to have children and would give them a SAFE and LOVING enviroment. They should be prosecuted and given the help the need and never have children AGAIN.

  • bubba

    they need to put down like the animals they are

  • bubba

    they need to be put down like the animals they are

  • Moonie's Mom

    Animals aren’t evil. These people are. Hope they are locked up for a very very long time and lose ALL parental rights.

  • Rose's mommy

    these two should be beaten to death to see how it feels! why do people have children if they are not going to care for them. give them up for adoption already to someone that will love and nurture them and take care of them. These two should never be forgiven and deserve to go to hell for abusing their children. Don’t let me see them in a life or death situation, i would walk away and let them die for doing that to inoccent, helpless children that didn’t ask to be born…..

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