March 29, 2012- Jason Kerrigan (DOB 6/17/76), a former resident of Monroe Township NJ, pleaded guilty today to second-degree aggravated assault, admitting that he yanked and banged his three-month-old daughter in her crib, which caused 10 different bone fractures in November 2011.
Under a plea agreement, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Staci Scheetz will recommend that Kerrigan be sentenced to six years in New Jersey state prison and that he serve 85 percent of the term before he is eligible for parole. Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for June 1. Kerrigan, whose current address is Seneca St., Lester PA., remains in the Gloucester County Jail in default of $125,000 bail.
Kerrigan was the primary caregiver to the injured daughter. Seeing a swollen arm, the infant’s mother, who worked outside the couple’s home at 802 Ames Rd., Williamstown NJ took the child to Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Washington Township on Nov. 24, 201l.The girl was transferred to Dupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington DE where fractures of the arms, legs and back were discovered. Jason Kerrigan was arrested Nov. 26.