New Castle News

January 11, 2013

City man held for trial in death of son

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A man charged in the death of his 6-week-old son is heading to court.

Following a preliminary hearing Thursday for Terrance R. Murphy, 21, of 124 Park Ave., District Judge Melissa Amodie ordered him held for court.

Murphy is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and simple assault in the death of his son.

He remains in the Lawrence County jail where he is being held without bond.

According to court documents, the baby, Terrance Murphy Jr., died Nov. 30 of blunt force trauma to the head that resulted in a fractured skull.

Unrelated charges of simple assault, harassment, defiant trespass, criminal homicide and flight to avoid apprehension were withdrawn.

Those charges, filed by New Castle police, stem from an incident Nov. 5.