PA - Victoria Gazzam, 4 mos, beaten to death, Mount Lebanon, 12 Nov 2017 *Arrest*

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  1. Niner

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    Thank you very much TxMother!! :)
     
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    Niner was that the article? I’m still in Miami so I’m only checking here sporadically. Sorry. Thanks TxMother67 for answering!
     
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    Yes MsMarple - that was the article.
     
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    Monday, June 17th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ am ET)– PA – Victoria Gazzam (4 mos old) (Nov. 12, 2017, Mt. Lebanon; “she was a fussy baby”) – *George Joseph Gazzam (30) “father” arrested & charged (11/16/17) with criminal murder, recklessly endangering another person & endangerment the welfare of child. Plead not guilty. Bail has been denied.
    Trial was rescheduled to 4/29.
    4/29/19 Update: Plead guilty to a general count of criminal homicide & to endangering the welfare of children. He will have a degree-of-guilt hearing before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd on June 17. The options could be first- or third-degree murder, as well as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.
     
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    Anyone hear what the sentence was?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Well I spoke too soon! :) Did not realize this was going to last a few days....

    Testimony to continue against Mt. Lebanon man accused of killing his infant

    Mr. Gazzam pleaded guilty in April to a general count of homicide. On Monday, the prosecution began presenting evidence at a degree-of-guilt hearing, after which Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd will determine whether he is guilty of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.

    Ms. Walter testified Monday that the couple’s relationship, which began in 2015, was “like a roller coaster.” She said Mr. Gazzam had a history of cocaine use, adding that he bought cocaine and drank a 12-pack of beer the night before their daughter’s death.
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    Ms. Walter’s brother, 17-year-old Zach Walter, testified that when he was first alerted to the incident by police entering the home, he found Mr. Gazzam in a “very emotional” state.

    “He was crying, sobbing,” he said.

    The hearing resumes Tuesday morning.
     
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    Tuesday, June 18th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (Day 2) (@ am ET)– PA – Victoria Gazzam (4 mos old) (Nov. 12, 2017, Mt. Lebanon; “she was a fussy baby”) – *George Joseph Gazzam (30) “father” arrested & charged (11/16/17) with criminal murder, recklessly endangering another person & endangerment the welfare of child. Plead not guilty. Bail has been denied.
    Trial was rescheduled to start 4/29.
    4/29/19 Update: Plead guilty to a general count of criminal homicide & to endangering the welfare of children. He will have a degree-of-guilt hearing before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd on June 17. The options could be first- or third-degree murder, as well as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.
    6/17/19 Update (Day 1): Prosecution began presenting evidence at a degree-of-guilt hearing, after which Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd will determine whether he is guilty of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. State witnesses: Kayla Walter (Victoria's mother). Allegheny County homicide Detective James Fitzgerald. Zach Walter (Kayla's bro) & Mark Zimmer (Kayla's uncle). Hearing continues to 6/18.
     
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    Judge mulling degree of guilt for Mt. Lebanon man accused of killing his infant


    In an Allegheny County courtroom Tuesday afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Alison Bragle placed a baby doll on her podium.

    Addressing Common Pleas Judge Randal Todd, she struck it five times with a closed fist, imitating what prosecutors say happened to Joseph Gazzam’s 4-month-old daughter on the morning of her death.

    “After that first blow, your honor, you have formed the specific intent to kill,” Ms. Bragle said.
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    Arguments in a hearing to determine the degree of Mr. Gazzam’s guilt concluded Tuesday, and Judge Todd is currently mulling a verdict, with options ranging from third- or first-degree murder to voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.
     
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    Anyone hear any news on verdict? Or is the Judge still mulling it over....
     
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    Well I did a google search and only came up with an article from April, where he plead guilty....

    Anyone local??!! TIA! :)
     
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    Bumping up for little Victoria - did she get justice??

    How long was he sentenced for?? TIA! :)

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    Did Victoria get justice??

    Nothing on how many years or life??

    TIA! :)
     
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    Thursday, July 18th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ am ET)– PA – Victoria Gazzam (4 mos old) (Nov. 12, 2017, Mt. Lebanon; “she was a fussy baby”) – *George Joseph Gazzam (30) “father” arrested & charged (11/16/17) with criminal murder, recklessly endangering another person & endangerment the welfare of child. Plead not guilty. Bail has been denied.
    Trial was rescheduled to 4/29/19.
    4/29/19 Update: Plead guilty to a general count of criminal homicide & to endangering the welfare of children. He will have a degree-of-guilt hearing before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd on June 17. The options could be first- or third-degree murder, as well as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.
    6/17/19 Update (Day 1): Prosecution began presenting evidence at a degree-of-guilt hearing, after which Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd will determine whether he is guilty of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. State witnesses: Kayla Walter (Victoria's mother). Allegheny County homicide Detective James Fitzgerald. Zach Walter (Kayla's bro) & Mark Zimmer (Kayla's uncle). Hearing continues to 6/18.
    6/18/19 Update (Day 2): Closing arguments by State & defense. Arguments in a hearing to determine the degree of Mr. Gazzam’s guilt concluded Tuesday, and Judge Todd is currently mulling a verdict, with options ranging from third- or first-degree murder to voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.
    6/25/19 Update: Judge Randal Todd was charged with determining the degree of Mr. Gazzam’s guilt. Judge Todd’s options in the ruling ranged from first- or third-degree murder to voluntary or involuntary manslaughter. Judge found Tuesday that a Mt. Lebanon man committed third-degree murder. Sentencing on 7/18.
     
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    No news yet on sentencing?

    TIA!
     

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