Friday, December 2, 2011

Dad pleads "no contest" to injuring 4-month-old son in 2009 (East Palestine, Ohio)

The dad is RANDY WYLIE. The article is quite vague on what this father did to this child and what the child's injuries actually were. The fact that the child is doing better than "the original prognosis" suggest that the original injuries were quite significant. So why is Daddy getting such a good deal on this? And what happened to Mom?


Local News Father Pleads to Lesser Charge in Child's InjuryPublished: 11/30 11:37 pm Share Updated: 11/30 11:40 pm

An East Palestine man accused of injuring his then 4-month-old baby in 2009 pleaded no contest Wednesday to a lesser charge.

Randy Wylie, 26, had been charged with a second-degree felony charge of endangering children, but agreed to plead to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of endangering children, according to our print partner, the Lisbon Morning Journal.

Assistant Prosecutor Timothy McNicol is recommending the maximum six-month sentence. McNicol said in court the prosecutor's office was willing to reduce the charge after talking to police officers in East Palestine and those involved in the case from Children Services.

The difference between the felony and misdemeanor was the amount of serious physical harm caused to the child. McNicol said he learned since a hearing earlier this week that the child is doing extremely well, much better than the original prognosis.

A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 30.