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Bristol man charged with killing 4-month-old son


A Bristol Borough man was charged Thursday, with killing his 4-month-old son.

Tyler Sullivan, 30, was arraigned by District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr. on charges of criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. He was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility and was denied bail.

The investigation began at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday when Bristol Borough police officers were dispatched to 1038 Radcliffe St. for a 4-month-old child in cardiac arrest, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said.

The baby was not breathing and cold to the touch. Police officers administered CPR, and the baby was transported to Lower Bucks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

A doctor examined the baby, noting he had suffered several injuries, including contusions, bruising and abrasions throughout his body. The doctor noted that the injuries were indicative of a battered child, the DAs office said. The doctor also said the baby was already deceased when he arrived to the hospital.

The investigation concluded that Sullivan violently shook the baby on at least two occasions on Wednesday and at least six additional times in the past six weeks.

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