Greensburg Man Charged With ****** 5-Month-Old
POSTED: 4:01 pm EST March 7, 2008
UPDATED: 5:49 pm EDT March 10, 2008
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- An 18-year-old Greensburg man has been charged with ****** a baby who police said was left in his care.
Police said Scott Wade Smith ***** his girlfriend's 5-month-old girl Friday morning at a home in the 500 block of Highland Avenue, where several people, including the infant's mother, were living.
Authorities said the infant suffered severe injuries and was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where surgery was performed.
Police said the girl was crying so hard she nearly stopped breathing.
According to police, Smith made a story about the baby choking on a crayon, but paramedics didn't find anything in her throat. So, they decided to take her to Westmoreland Hospital, which is where doctors found blood inside her diaper.