| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Tarentum woman not guilty of concealing the death of her 5-week-old son, judge rules

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:18 p.m.

A Tarentum woman is not guilty of concealing the death of her 5-week-old son, a judge ruled Thursday.

Attorney William Difenderfer said Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony M. Mariani agreed with his argument that the charge was intended for people who hide babies in Dumpsters, not his client, Nicole Dull, 32. The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office did not comment on the judge's ruling.

The newborn's father, James Victor, 52, of West Deer pleaded guilty to concealing his son's death and received a year of probation in January.

The baby died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. After his death, the couple drove the baby to an Avalon hotel where they tried to commit suicide. Police later found the couple inside a Butler County hotel with their son's body tucked in an infant carrier.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Unsung backups provide boost for Steelers defensive line
  2. Penguins lose hard-fought game to Blue Jackets in overtime
  3. Run game needed for balance vs. Seahawks
  4. Former Pirates pitcher Happ agrees to $36 million, 3-year deal with Blue Jays
  5. Contractor eyes early finish to work on New Stanton interchange of Interstate 70
  6. Gilbert, son of ex-Pitt football standout, commits to Panthers
  7. Penguins notebook: Players prepared for tough schedule in minors
  8. Black Friday chaos dwindles thanks to earlier deals, online sales
  9. Jeannette trudges through blight
  10. Clairton among greatest WPIAL dynasties; Aliquippa, South Fayette close
  11. Starkey: Flashback Friday for Pitt