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Man Charged With Shaking Infant Son To Stand Trial

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(Photo Courtesy: Greensburg Police)

(Photo Courtesy: Greensburg Police)

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A Greensburg man accused of shaking his infant son was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

During that hearing, it was learned the young child may have permanent neurological damage because of his injuries.

Five-month-old Richie Tresco was rushed to Children’s Hospital on the evening of September 14 after he became lethargic in his crib.

Richie and his twin sister, Leyla, were being watched by their father, 33-year-old Kristopher Tresco, who is now facing aggravated assault and related charges for allegedly shaking his young son.

According to a medical report read in court, the baby boy had extensive bleeding on his brain and also suffered injuries to his eyes.

Doctors believe those injuries were the result of abusive head trauma that was likely inflicted just moments before the child began showing symptoms.

Doctors also reported finding evidence of healed injuries, suggesting prior abuse.

Police believe the alleged abuse happened inside a home on South Hamilton Avenue in Greensburg. Prosecutors say little Richie Tresco could battle neurological problems for the rest of his life because of his injuries.

Tresco is not allowed to have any contact with infant son, but remains free on bond while he awaits trial.

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