Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Casey Brandon Rose, 30 of Scottsboro, will be in court Friday afternoon for a preliminary hearing regarding a felony domestic violence first degree charge.
Rose, who has remained in the Jackson County Jail since Oct. 15 on a $100,000 bond, is accused of severely injuring his two-month-old son.
Rose was charged after Scottsboro Police investigators received a call from Huntsville Hospital and DHR regarding the child's condition after he showed signs of injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
Shaken baby syndrome is a type of inflicted traumatic brain injury that happens when a baby is violently shaken. Shaking makes a baby's fragile brain bounce back and forth inside the skull causing bruising, swelling and bleeding, which can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death.
District Judge Ralph Grider will preside over Rose's preliminary hearing Friday to determine if there is enough evidence or probable cause in the case to bind it over to a Grand Jury.
District Attorney Charlie Rhodes said Wednesday a defendant has 30 days following a charge to file for a preliminary hearing or it's considered waived. In many cases, Rhodes said preliminary hearings are waived.