Man gets probation for concealing the death of his infant son
An Allegheny County judge on Wednesday sentenced a West Deer man to time served and one year of probation after he pleaded guilty to concealing the death of his infant son.
James Victor, 52, had spent the last five months in the Allegheny County Jail since he and the baby's mother, Nicole Dull, 32, found 5-week-old James Victor Jr. dead in his crib on Aug. 15, according to a criminal complaint.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the baby died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The couple told police they were distraught and fearful they would be blamed for his death, so they drove their son‘s body to an Avalon hotel on Aug. 17, where they unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide. They then drove to a Butler County hotel, where police found the couple inside a room and their son‘s body tucked in an infant carrier.
Victor and Dull were charged with abuse of a corpse, concealing the death of a child and criminal conspiracy and had been held in the Allegheny County Jail since the incident. Dull's case was postponed until May 9. She remains jailed.
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