Father accused of abusing 3-month-old son

A 3-month-old boy is in critical condition at the hospital after he was abused by his father in Mercer County, police said

James Beck, 27, is accused of abusing the child on several occasions.  According to a witness, Beck once became frustrated because the boy was crying and causing him to lose sleep.

The boy was flown the next day from Grove City Medical Center to Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries, reports WPXI.  Investigators said he suffered several severe brain injuries caused by abusive head trauma.

Police told WPXI Saturday that the boy was being treated in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital.

Beck was arrested and placed in the Mercer County Jail on a $250,000 secured bond.

He was  charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and reckless endangerment.


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