May 2, 2017

Mother charged with attempted homicide in abuse of infant son


EAST STROUDSBUG - Stroud Area Regional Police were dispatched to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono Emergency Department the evening of April 21 in response to a report of possible child abuse. Upon arrival contact was made with Emergency Room staff who indicated that they were treating a six-week-old infant suffering from multiple skull fractures as well as bleeding in the brain. The infant was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for further treatment.

Contact was made with the infant’s mother who claimed that in the morning she fed the infant a botte then put him back to sleep in his crib before she went back to sleep. She later awoke to the sound of a thud, and looked at the crib to see her six-year-old son standing at the crib holding the infant who was crying "louder than normal." The mother asserted that she believed the older boy had taken the infant out of his crib and dropped him.

Through an examination it was determined the infant suffered at least two blows to the head, new and healed hemorrhages, and at least two other bone fractures. The doctor also stated the injuries could not have been caused by the older sibling.

As a result of an extensive criminal investigation Angelica Nicole Colon, 29, of East Stroudsburg, was charged with criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. She was arrested at her residence and committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.

The infant remains hospitalized, in stable condition, but with several health issues.

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