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Man Charged with Killing His 4-Month-Old Baby

May 25th, 2023

A Bristol Borough man was charged on Thursday, May 25, 2023, with killing his 4-month-old son. Tyler Screenshot 2023-05-26 at 14.30.03Sullivan, 30, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr. on charges of criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. He was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility and was denied bail.

The investigation began at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday when Bristol Borough police officers were dispatched to 1038 Radcliffe Street for a 4-month-old child in cardiac arrest. The baby was not breathing and cold to the touch. Police officers administered CPR, and the baby was transported to Lower Bucks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

A doctor examined the baby, noting he had suffered several injuries, including contusions, bruising, and abrasions throughout his body. The doctor noted that the injuries were indicative of a battered child. The doctor also said the baby was already deceased when he arrived at the hospital.

The investigation concluded that Sullivan violently shook the baby on at least two occasions on Wednesday and at least six additional times in the past six weeks.

This case was investigated by Detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol Borough Police Department and is assigned for prosecution to Chief Deputy District Attorney Matthew Lannetti and Assistant District Attorney David O’Beirne.

Criminal charges are allegations subject to proof in court. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Source via CRIMEWATCH®