After being accused of trying to smother her infant son on 15 occasions including once at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital, Rachel Nelson pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault.
The woman accused of smothering her 4-month-old baby repeatedly was ordered to stand trial on charges Wednesday.
For the second time in as many weeks, Shawn Nelson drove the 270 miles from Boone County, W. Va. to Pittsburgh with his now 5-month-old son Eli in his arms, hoping to hear a legal decision involving his wife Rachel, only to go back home with no such result.
Shawn Nelson says there’s only one thing he wants for Thanksgiving, “and I’ve got it right here.” He traveled to Pittsburgh from Boone County, W. Va., holding his baby – who was the subject of a criminal prosecution of his wife Rachel Nelson.
We’re learning more about the West Virginia woman accused of attempting to smother her infant son more than a dozen times. Now, her neighbors are speaking out about the woman at the center of the investigation.
Police released disturbing new details in the investigation of a woman accused of attempting to suffocate her infant.