TribLIVE

| News

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

South Side woman pleads guilty to assaulting 6-month-old son

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, June 9, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
 

A South Side woman pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault of a child, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment for rubbing feces on her baby's face at Children's Hospital.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel will sentence Lauren Buzard, 39, on Sept. 2. Her attorney could not be reached for comment.

Police said Buzard tampered with her 6-month-old son's IV line and smeared feces from a dirty diaper on his nasal feeding tube while he was at the Lawrenceville hospital.

Police initially arrested Buzard in August when a surveillance camera inside her son's room caught her on tape. She was released without bond, but arrested again in January and denied bail when she failed to appear in court.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers trade punter Wing to Giants for pick
  2. 4-year-old transplant recipient Angelo Giorno dies, hospital says
  3. Experts warn Kane’s Haiti trip might jeopardize any case from 2014 wiretap
  4. With most starters resting, Steelers turn in lackluster loss at Heinz
  5. Steelers laud decision, praise Brady for taking on Goodell
  6. Young guns lead way into pivotal Pirates-Cardinals series
  7. Heyl: Dancing Dems illustrate path to expression for presidential hopefuls
  8. McKeesport police investigating overnight shooting
  9. West Jefferson Hills schools close because of gun threat
  10. Steelers notebook: Thomas, Moats only starting defensive players to see action vs. Panthers
  11. Pittsburgh native Dillard recipient of National Humanities Medal