Monday, November 18, 2013

Dad charged with attempted homicide in beating of 4-month-old son (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania)


Snyder County father jailed for allegedly beating 4-month-old son

By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item

SELINSGROVE — A 29-year-old Selinsgrove man is being held in lieu of $1 million bail for the attempted homicide of his 4-month-old son who suffered a brain injury and multiple fractures following an alleged beating in late October.

Selinsgrove police said Mahmoud Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim called emergency medical personnel to 314 W. Snyder St. on Oct. 28 to aid his son, who was in respiratory arrest. Father and son were the only occupants in the home.

Medical staff determined the infant had suffered brain and eye injuries and multiple bone, rib and wrist fractures and contacted police on Oct. 29.

The condition of the infant, who is being treated in the pediatric intensive care unit at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, was unknown as of Monday morning.

Police obtained a warrant for Ibrahim’s arrest on Nov. 15 from District Judge John H. Reed charging him with felony criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Shortly after Ibrahim was listed in the National Crime Information Center as a wanted man, borough police received information that he had just been involved in an accident on or near Route 80 in Hazleton on Nov. 15 and that his vehicle was disabled.

Hazleton state police returned the accident site where Ibrahim was waiting to be picked up by a friend and took him into custody on the warrant without incident, police said.

Ibrahim waived arraignment in Luzerne County and was brought back to Selinsgrove for a preliminary arraignment before District Judge Reed who imposed a $1 million bail pending a Nov. 26 preliminary hearing.