New Castle News

District Judges

December 18, 2012

Man heads to court in infant assault case

NEW CASTLE — A man accused of assaulting his twin infant daughters last week waived his charges to court.

Christopher Kozuna, 21, of 1111 Booker Drive, faces two charges each of aggravated and simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He remains in the Lawrence County jail on $150,000 bond.

According to police reports, an investigation began in August when one of the girls, now 8 months old, was taken to Jameson Hospital for medical attention. The baby was flown to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh when doctors diagnosed bleeding in her brain. Police said medical reports indicate the child may have suffered permanent brain injury.

After interviewing family members, police said, the second child was taken to Children’s Hospital by Lawrence County Children and Youth Services. It was determined she had suffered a skull fracture deemed to be an old injury.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
District Judges
House Ads
Poll

Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
     View Results