Father Facing Charges In Shaken Baby Case
GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County man was supposed to be watching his 5-month-old twins, but instead one ended up in the hospital with serious injuries.
Greensburg police say those injuries were a result of the child being shaken.
The child’s injuries occurred more than two weeks ago, but police say it was just Thursday they had enough evidence to file charges.
Kristopher Tresco, 33, has been charged with abusing his 5-month-old son, Richie
Police were called to Tresco’s home on the evening of September 14 after his little boy became lethargic.
Tresco had been watching his 5-month-old twins on Hamilton Avenue in Greensburg when he noticed on a baby monitor that the little boy had vomited in his crib and was unresponsive.
Tresco called the children’s mother who was on her way home from work and then called 911.
The child was taken to Westmoreland Hospital and then transferred to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Doctors there told police the baby suffered neurological injuries and had blood on his brain.
The child required vigorous resuscitation and doctors classified the injuries as “abusive head trauma.”
Police say the injuries came from shaking the baby. The child’s mother was not home when the injuries occurred.
The child’s father is now facing aggravated assault and related charges. He’s free on $5,000 unsecured bond.