Preliminary hearing delayed for dad in son’s death
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been delayed for a Pennsylvania man charged with child endangerment because police say he didn’t call 911 while the mother of his 17-month-old son killed the boy while sending him two hours’ worth of angry text messages, pictures and videos.
The attorney for 23-year-old Andre Price Jr. said he sought the delay until Dec. 12 to allow the family time to deal with the tragedy.
Allegheny County police allege that the McKeesport man didn’t alert authorities even though 21-year-old Christian Clark sent him videos of his son’s limp body Nov. 1 and threats
to kill the child.
Clark is accused of smothering the boy and trying to do the same to their 2-year-old daughter. Her preliminary hearing on homicide and attempted homicide charges is Wednesday.