Father to stand trial in death of son decades after injuries
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 3¢ 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.