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  1. #1
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    PA - Silas Sorak, 10 mos, beaten to death, mom's BF charged, 26 March 2014

    PA - Eddie Frank Widdick, 23, Lackawanna County, in North-Eastern, PA
    Silas Cash Sorak, 10 months, lived with his Mother, Ashley Nelson, in Olyphant.


    Day 132

    Tue. Aug 5th: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/jer...baby-1.1730436:

    Other Children in Protective Custody.

    Mon. Aug 4th: http://wnep.com/2014/08/04/murder-ch...death-of-baby/:

    Includes Video -- Possible Death Penalty Case

    Fri. Aug 1st: http://m.citizensvoice.com/news/murd...eath-1.1729274

    Sun., Mar 30th: http://wnep.com/2014/03/29/baby-silas-aunt-im-angry/:

    Includes Video

    Silas's Organs were Donated thru the "Gifts of Life Donor Program".

    Next Court Date, Monday, Aug 11th: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000276-2014:

    18 § 2502 §§ A :: H1 :: Murder Of The First Degree
    18 § 2502 §§ C :: F1 :: Murder Of The Third Degree
    18 § 2702 §§ A 1 :: F1 :: Aggravated Assault
    18 § 2702 §§ A 1 :: F1 :: Aggravated Assault - [Two Counts]
    18 § 2702 §§ A 8 :: F2 :: Aggravated Assault - Victim Less Than 6
    18 § 4304 §§ A 1 :: F3 :: Endangering Welfare of Children - Parent/Guardian Commits Offense

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Have Been Advanced From Lower
    Magisterial Justice Courts, to County Courts Of Common Pleas.


    May Prompt Justice Be Served.
    Last edited by Richrd; 08-05-2014 at 12:09 PM. Reason: Additional Link

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    What the what?!?!?
    Mom's boyfriend-babysitter for the six kids living in the home called mom to say
    that 10 m/o baby was not “breathing right” and said he "didn't do it." *

    Not him, it just happened, right?
    And BTW, nice bling on your wrists.



    * "Widdick [boyfriend-babysitter] called Nelson [mom] to say that the child was not “breathing right and that he “didn’t do it.”
    He later admitted he dropped the infant down a flight of steps and was forceful when he placed the child in a crib.
    Investigators accused Widdick of beating the baby, causing deep brain injuries,
    a rib fracture, hemorrhages in both eyes and bruises to his head and torso.
    "
    Aug 1, 2014 http://m.citizensvoice.com/news/murd...eath-1.1729274 (same as op linked).


    "He told police he waited to call because he was afraid he would “get in trouble.”" BBM
    Aug 5, 2014 http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/jermyn-man-charged-with-murder-for-death-of-baby-1.1730436.

    RIP baby Silas.

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    PA - Eddie Frank Widdick, 23, Criminal Homicide in Death of 10 Month Boy - 26 Mar '14

    PA - Eddie Frank Widdick, Lackawanna County, in North-Eastern, PA.
    Silas Cash Sorak, 10 months, lived with his Mother, Ashley Nelson, in Olyphant.


    Day 140

    Tue. Aug 12th: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/hea...baby-1.1734123

    Awaiting New Court Date: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000276-2014*:

    *"Recent entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Additional Information at Post #1: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post10823222


    Our Thoughts Are With Silas's Loved Ones.
    Last edited by Richrd; 08-12-2014 at 06:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    What the what?!?!?
    Mom's boyfriend-babysitter for the six kids living in the home called mom to say
    that 10 m/o baby was not “breathing right” and said he "didn't do it." *

    Not him, it just happened, right?
    And BTW, nice bling on your wrists.



    * "Widdick [boyfriend-babysitter] called Nelson [mom] to say that the child was not “breathing right and that he “didn’t do it.”
    He later admitted he dropped the infant down a flight of steps and was forceful when he placed the child in a crib.
    Investigators accused Widdick of beating the baby, causing deep brain injuries,
    a rib fracture, hemorrhages in both eyes and bruises to his head and torso.
    "
    Aug 1, 2014 http://m.citizensvoice.com/news/murd...eath-1.1729274 (same as op linked).


    "He told police he waited to call because he was afraid he would “get in trouble.”" BBM
    Aug 5, 2014 http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/jermyn-man-charged-with-murder-for-death-of-baby-1.1730436.

    RIP baby Silas.
    Didn't do it? Was afraid he would get in trouble?

    What is this guy, like 6 years old?

    Unbelievable
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    PA - Eddie Frank Widdick, 23, Criminal Homicide in Death of 10 Month Old - 26 Mar '14

    PA - Eddie Frank Widdick, 23, Lackawanna County, in North-Eastern, PA

    Silas Cash Sorak, 10 months, lived with his Mother, Ashley Nelson, in Olyphant.

    Day 191

    Your One-Click Source Of*:

    Motions -- Court Dates -- Verdicts – Sentencing – Payments:

    *Upper Court Criminal Docket Sheet:
    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0002015-2014

    *"Recent entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    *Confinement
    since 8/4/14 Without Bail.

    18 § 2502 §§ A :: H1 :: Murder Of The First Degree
    18 § 2502 §§ C :: F1 :: Murder Of The Third Degree
    18 § 2702 §§ A 1 :: F1 :: Aggravated Assault - [Two Counts]
    18 § 2702 §§ A 8 :: F2 :: Aggravated Assault - Victim Less Than 6
    18 § 4304 §§ A 1 :: F3 :: Endangering Welfare of Children - Parent/Guardian Commits Offense

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous of the 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Justice For All Of Our Innocent Little Ones.

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    August 2015:

    Eddie Frank Widdick pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday for killing his girlfriend’s infant son...

    The child’s young age meant the district attorney could pursue the death penalty. However, first-degree murder and other charges will be dropped at sentencing in exchange for pleading guilty to third-degree murder...

    He would later admit to investigators he dropped the infant down a flight of stairs and had been forceful putting the child in a crib because he was angry with other children in the home. He squeezed the baby’s torso and hit his head, police said.

    In an autopsy, forensic pathologist Barbara Boilinger found the infant suffered brain injuries, rib fractures, hemorrhages in both eyes, bruises and other injuries...

    McCambridge said her office was confident in the case, but trials are “always a gamble” and the family could benefit from hearing Widdick accept responsibility.
    http://m.citizensvoice.com/news/jerm...-boy-1.1932833

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    September 2015:

    He was my youngest and I was blessed to have him, to hold him, to love him,” a sobbing Ashley Nelson told Lackawanna County Judge James Gibbons on Friday before the judge sentenced Mr. Widdick to 12 to 25 years in state prison...

    At the time the child was fatally injured, Mr. Widdick was caring for seven small children in the home while Ms. Nelson — mother of five of the children, including Silas’ twin sister — was not home. The boy’s biological father was incarcerated at the time, prosecutors said.
    http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/news/b...ison-1.1965173

    Another twin! Seems like twins are a lot more likely to be murdered by their caregivers. I wonder if the statistics confirm that.



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