Lehigh County Judge Jim Anthony toughens the sentence for Chelsie Grant of Lower Milford to 3-6 years in prison.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lehigh County Judge James Anthony toughens the sentence for Chelsie Grant of Lower Milford to 3-6 years in prison.
When 19-year-old Chelsie Grant of Lower Milford was sentenced in October for abusing her 6-month-old son by choking him and twisting his arms and legs, her punishment of 1-2 years in prison and 18 years' probation sparked outrage on Patch.com and elsewhere. Several commentators called for Grant to be sterilized. At the November hearing, Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks revealed that since her arrest, Grant has given birth to another baby boy in prison. In November, Lehigh County Judge James T. Anthony revised Grant's sentence upwards to 3-6 years in prison and 14 years' probation after the prosecuting attorney made a case that he should reconsider. "It is one of the most serious cases of child abuse Lehigh County has …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Chelsie Grant, 19, of Lower Milford, was sentenced in Lehigh County Court to 1 to 2 years in prison for abuse of her 6-month-old son.
A Lehigh County judge sentenced a Lower Milford woman Friday to one to two years in prison and 18 years' probation for abusing her 6-month-old son earlier this year. Chelsie Grant, 19, who pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault, faced 10 to 20 years in prison under sentencing guidelines. Her guity plea and other mitigating circumstances, including her low intelligence, mental health and remorse, contributed to the short jail sentence, Judge James T. Anthony said. "It's a very serious crime you committed," Anthony said. "You are obviously not capable of raising a child." Anthony criticized the adults in her family for not contacting Lehigh County Children and Youth earlier. The child's paternal grandmother, who has custody of the boy, …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Chelsie Grant, 19, could get up to 20 years for the lesser charge of felony aggravated assault instead of attempted homicide.
LEHIGH COUNTY, PA -- Updated 8:30am: A local woman charged with attempting to kill her 6-month-old son has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault. Chelsie Grant, 19, of Lower Milford, was arrested in February for systematic abuse of her six-month old son, including twisting and breaking the baby's arms, choking him and shoving objects into his throat. (Get breaking news as it happens in our Breaking News Alert or like our Facebook Page) Grant, who waived her preliminary hearing in late February, pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of felony aggravated assault that can carry a sentence of a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 20 years. Grant originally was charged with one count of attempted homicide and two counts of felony …
Monday, February 27, 2012
In court today, Chelsie Grant, 19, waives hearing on charges of attempting to kill 6-month-old son.
A Lower Milford woman charged with attempted murder of her six month-old son may be able to plead to a lesser charge. Clad in an orange jumpsuit and shackles, Chelsie Grant wiped her eyes with tissues as her attorney helped her waive her preliminary hearing with the understanding that she could potentially plea to a lesser charge of felony aggravated assault instead of the current charge of attempted homicide. Grant, 19, is accused of "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly" attempting to cause the death of her 6-month-old son. Accoring to the criminal complaint, the boy had several injuries, including a right elbow dislocation and fractures of the right and left arms and legs. He is now in the custody of his paternal grandparents. …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A 19-year-old Lower Milford woman has been charged with attempted homicide after an investigation into injuries to her 6-month-old son, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney.
Chelsie Grant, 19, of 6750 Lamour St., Lower Milford, was charged today with one count of attempted murder against her 6-month-old son, according to a press release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's office. "Grant is charged with 'intentionally, knowingly or recklessly' attempting to cause the death of her son, according to the release. Police allege that Grant caused "multiple fractures to the baby’s arms and legs, caused bleeding by putting her fingers down the baby’s throat and choked the child until he was unconscious." Grant brought her son to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Jan. 12, claiming the boy had been abused by his father. Emergency room doctors confirmed the boy had several injuries, including a right elbow …