By: KDKA-TV News
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh-area man is facing charges for allegedly slapping his 1-year-old son in the face.READ MORE: As Winter Storm System Moves In, Pittsburghers Pack Grocery Stores For Last-Minute Items
Police say Lucas Johnstone, of Charleroi, allegedly hit the child so hard that it left a bruise. A pediatrician noticed it and sent the child to UPMC Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: 1 Shot In Downtown Pittsburgh
Investigators say Johnstone changed his story twice while they questioned him. First, he originally told them the child fell before telling them he accidentally hit the child while trying to change his diaper.MORE NEWS: Seven Springs Opens Faster, High-Capacity Chairlift
But investigators said the injuries were too severe to have been an accident.