Father to stand trial in death of son decades after injuries

March 07, 2018 - 6:01 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania father who served prison time for shaking his infant son so violently he needed breathing and feeding tubes for 19 years now faces a homicide charge following his son's death.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 46-year-old Lucius Middlebrooks has been ordered to stand trial for the 2015 death of his son, Cavelle Mena.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office ruled his death a homicide stemming from brain injuries he received when he was 2 months old. Middlebrooks was sentenced to 3½ to 8 years in prison for his son's injuries.

Defense attorney James Sheets said Middlebrooks has been a law-abiding citizen for a decade following his incarceration.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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