Tuesday, 22 February 2011

SBS: Ohio: Randy Allen Wylie

February 12, 2011
LISBON - More time has been granted with a new trial date for an East Palestine man accused of seriously injuring a 4-month-old child in 2009.
Randy Allen Wylie, 25, of 415 Alice St., appeared Friday for a status conference in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court before Judge Scott Washam, who agreed to reset the trial date to May 23. The trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.
A new status hearing has been set for 10 a.m. May 20.
The county grand jury charged Wylie with endangering children, a second-degree felony which carries a possible sentence of two to eight years in prison upon conviction.
The bill of particulars, which outlines the conduct of the offense in the indictment, alleged Wylie "did recklessly abuse" the child on Sept. 1, 2009, resulting in the child suffering serious physical harm with injury to brain tissue and causing the child to suffer "a severe seizure disorder."
County assistant Prosecutor Tim McNicol said previously that Wylie was the child's caregiver at the time and "the child suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome." The incident occurred in East Palestine, with the victim receiving treatment at Akron Children's Hospital. Shaken baby syndrome is defined as a form of child abuse which causes injury when an infant or small child is violently shaken, according to Wikipedia.
McNicol said the victim in this case "has some serious neurological problems as a result of the injury and may have some permanent disability."
The defense requested the continuance for a later trial date. According to McNicol, the defense retained an expert to review the medical records in the case.

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