Bristol Father Charged For Battering-Shaking 4- Month OId Son to Death
A Bristol man is being charged with homicide and is being arraigned at Bristol Borough District Court Thursday morning.
Tyler Sullivan 30 is facing one count criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of child endangerment with bail denied.
Sources said last night Sullivan showed up at Lower Bucks Hospital Emergency Room with a non responsive child who allegedly had bruising all over his body.
Investigators declined to comment prior to Sullivan’s court appearance, The Bucks County DA’s office said information would most likely be released later today.
Wednesday night anonymous sources told Lower Bucks Source, police raced an infant boy to the hospital after receiving a report of a child in cardiac arrest.
In court records police said, was not breathing, cold to the touch and the infant’s skin was blue with visible contusions to his forehead, neck and thigh.
A doctor pronounced the infant dead minutes after midnight and noted in medical records his injuries were indicative of a “battered child”
Sullivan, according to the criminal complaint, admitted to “violently shaken” his four month old son on Wednesday.
Sullivan told police the bruising on his sons body came from bumping into a rocking chair. The infant boy’s mother said she had seen bruising that didn’t align with the version of events he told her.
Hours later a friend of “Baby T’s” Mother launched a Go Fund Me campaign to offset anticipated costs the family expected to face. In as little as three days more than $1000 was raised with 170 donations coming in.
“We hit 10,000! Thank you everyone who has donated and shared. She deserves all the support in the world, thank you. Rest in peace little T, we’ll miss you” wrote organizer Grace Davis.
The following Friday evening a candle light vigil was held at St. Marks on Radcliffe Street organized by Stephanie Scancella.
I just can’t imagine what the family is going through, holding a lit candle in hand. We want the family to know we’re here for them and if they need anything just ask. she said.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA1) attended the vigil too/
I just wanted to show my support for the family in the most tragic of moments, he said, seeing the community come together like this in support is a beautiful thing.