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July 9, 2014

Woman heads to court in child assault case

NEW CASTLE — A Darlington woman accused of shaking a 6-month-old has waived her charges to court.

Amy Jo Market, 30, is charged with aggravated and simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.

District Judge David Rishel heard the case Tuesday in Lawrence County Central Court. Market remains free on her own recognizance.

According to court documents, Market was arrested after Ellwood City police were alerted by children’s services and hospital officials.

Police were told a 6-month-old boy, a patient at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, had suffered what were described as “shaken baby” injuries, including bleeding around the brain.

Police reports said Market initially denied shaking the baby, but later told them she had.

Court records indicate the incident occurred about Oct. 15.

Charges filed by Ellwood police Dec. 13 were dismissed in central court March 13. The complaint was re-filed June 17.

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