Saturday, December 29, 2007

11 months old boy dies from seizures due to abuse

A 23-year-old Crawford County man will stand trial on charges he killed his girlfriend's 11-month old son by throwing the boy onto his bed.

Eugene Fenton, of Espyville, was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Monday on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

Hunter Shoenberger died Oct. 24 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Authorities say the boy's mother called paramedics the day before when the boy was having seizures and difficulty breathing.

Testimony at Monday's hearing indicated the boy was injured while his mother was working overnight as a nurse's aide on Oct. 22-23.
Fenton remains in the county jail.


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