Bristol Borough man faces criminal homicide, additional charges for allegedly killing his infant son

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BRISTOL, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bristol Borough man accused of killing his infant son is being held behind bars without bail. Tyler Sullivan, 30, is charged with criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault.

Bristol Borough police arrived at Sullivan's Radcliffe Street home on Wednesday night in response to a call about a 4-month old child in cardiac arrest, said Manuel Gamiz Jr. with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

“The baby was not breathing, and it was cold to the touch. When officers arrived, officers administered CPR and the baby was transported to Lower Bucks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Thursday,” Gamiz said.

“A doctor examined the baby and noticed that the baby had suffered several injuries which included a contusion and bruising and abrasions throughout the baby's body. The doctor also noted that the injuries were indicative of a battered child.”

Investigators concluded that Sullivan allegedly shook the baby violently on at least two occasions on Wednesday and at least six additional times in the past six weeks, Gamiz said.

A preliminary hearing for Sullivan has been scheduled for June 7.

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