Shaler woman charged in connection with assault of her infant daughter - ShalerJournal.com

Shaler woman charged in connection with assault of her infant daughter

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 7:15 AM


A Shaler woman has been charged with child endangerment in connection with a Sept. 9 assault on her 4 1/2-week old daughter.

Investigators accused Katie M. Easley, 33, of failing to seek medical attention for the infant when she found out about the injuries she had suffered.

The child’s father, Jamie Easley, 40, was charged Sept. 16 with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly assaulting the girl.

The infant’s injuries were discovered when family members took her to their primary care doctor Sept. 11 because she had not eaten for about two days, according to police.

The physician noted bruises on the girl’s face and abdomen and she was taken by ambulance to UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Hospital staff determined the girl suffered fractures to her skull, ribs, legs and left arm. She was admitted in critical condition.

Katie Easley was arraigned Dec. 5 and released on a non-monetary bond, according to court records. She faces a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing before District Judge Daniel J. Konieczka Jr.