Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mother Will Face Trial in Breaking Baby's Ribs

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mother Will Face Trial in Breaking Baby's Ribs

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A Lincoln-Lemington mother charged with breaking her 2-month-old daughter's ribs waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday and will face trial on the charges.

Prosecutors withdrew two aggravated assault charges Friday against Adrienne Hughes, 22, during the proceeding in City Court, Downtown.

Ms. Hughes's remaining charges - two additional aggravated assault charges and an endangerment charge - will go forward in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

Also waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Friday was the child's father, Travell Damont Dean, 23, who is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of children.

Pittsburgh police arrested Ms. Hughes earlier this month, alleging that she broke her baby's ribs by holding her "incorrectly," putting one arm on the baby's back and tightly pressing the infant against her waist while the infant kicked and screamed, according to court paperwork. …

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