A three month old infant had to have half of her skull removed resulting from injuries of torture and abuse by her father. The infant had bruises all over her body, a blood clot in the brain, a fractured skull, many fractured ribs, a fractured wrist which has left her with brain damage. Her doctors believed the baby wouldn’t survive, but she did, although her quality of life will be anybody’s guess.
A 23-year-old Alburtis man charged with attempted homicide involving his 6-week-old daughter Easter weekend — the baby suffered a fractured skull, leg and wrist fractures and six broken ribs and was expected to die but survived — had his formal arraignment in Lehigh County Court on Thursday.
David J. Walsh waived the reading of the charges and was returned to Lehigh County Prison, where he has been held under $750,000 bail since his April 7 arrest. A trial date has not been set.