Couple Accused of Assaulting Son
BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA)- Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen announced the arrests of Eric Abare, 27 and Kelly Broderick. 29, both formerly of Bridgeville.
Abare was wanted for failing to appear in court last week and Broderick was wanted for violating the conditions of her bond by failing to notify the court that she no longer resided at the address she supplied.
When Broderick appeared in court last week she told court personnel that she had no idea why Abare failed to show that day or where he was.
Abare is accused of aggravated assault and both he and Broderick are charged with endangering the welfare of children.
The three-month old child was said to have fractures to both legs and several ribs.
At the time of this incident, in January of 2012, Broderick attempted to solicit a ride to the hospital from several friends and family members, refusing to call an ambulance. Instead, a family member decided to call 911 and an ambulance was sent to the residence.
Officers later learned that Abare and Broderick had a person known to them, to be a fugitive, hiding in their house and did not want the police to respond with the ambulance. Both were later charged with hindering apprehension.
Both Abare and Broderick told hospital staff that the baby’s injuries occurred as a result of the falling off of a bed and landing on a computer monitor.
In the third case, Broderick is accused of assaulting a seven-year old child in a dispute over the child changing the channel on a television. This alleged incident occurred in a homeless shelter in Crafton. In this incident, Abare is accused of slamming the child on to a couch causing pain to the child’s head, arms and stomach.
On April 25, 2013 three warrants were issued for Abare. Deputies, not believing Broderick’s statements to court personnel earlier in the day that she had no idea where Abare was, decided to interview her.
These deputies soon discovered that Broderick had not resided at any of the addresses she provided to the court for several months. When deputies reported this information to the court, two warrants were issued for her arrest.
On Tuesday evening, deputies found Abare and Broderick sitting on a bench outside of U.P.M.C. Mercy Hospital.
Both were taken into custody without incident. They are both in the Allegheny County Jail.