Dad jailed on charges he smashed infant's head into wall

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Posted: Jul 16, 2015 9:38 AM

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he fractured his 7-week-old son's skull by smashing the baby's head into a wall.

Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Duddy of Butler Township was charged Tuesday after a several-week investigation of an incident at his apartment last month.

Police say Duddy told them he smashed the baby's skull into the wall because he was frustrated and mad. The baby, Callen, is recovering and has been placed in foster care because the child's mother is hospitalized for an unspecified reason. Authorities say it's likely the boy will end up with long-term health issues.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Duddy. He faces a preliminary hearing July 23 on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.