Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Father sentenced in death of infant

A Braddock man who served eight years in prison for assaulting his infant son in 1996 was sentenced to time served Thursday for involuntary manslaughter after the boy died in 2015 from complications of his original injuries.

Cavelle Mena was 7 weeks old Nov. 8, 1996, when he was hospitalized with bleeding on his brain. Cavelle required nursing care, including having a tracheostomy and gastrostomy.

He died Nov. 17, 2015, from complications caused by the traumatic brain injury he suffered as an infant.

His father, Lucius Middlebrooks, 47, was originally charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. Middlebrooks told a social worker at the hospital, "It was my fault, maybe I was too rough with the baby. …

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