Friday, January 29, 2010

Dad found guilty of injuring 2-month-old son; infant suffered severe head trauma and partially blind (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

Dad BRAD ZSADANYI has been found guilty in the shaking injuries of his 2-month-old son. The baby suffered severe head trauma, and is now blind in one eye.

Father Found Guilty of Shaking, Injuring Baby

Posted: Jan 28, 2010 03:41 PM CST

Updated: Jan 28, 2010 05:47 PM CST

IDAHO FALLS – A jury found an Idaho Falls father guilty of shaking his then 2-month-old and causing serious injury.

On the morning of Apr. 11, 2009, Brad Zsadanyi told police he was alone with the baby but adamantly denied knowing how he got hurt.

Baby Jacob was diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome. The doctor who first treated the infant testified in court this week the child came into the emergency room in critical condition and had blood on his swollen brain.

The infant suffered severe head trauma and is now blind in one eye.

The infant's mother testified she had asked Zsadanyi what happened. He told her he didn't support the child's head. When she confronted him a second time, he changed his story. He said while he was holding the baby, the child fell onto his chest.

Zsadanyi now faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. He will be sentenced March 13.