Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Truehart-Breaking Tragedy

"Suspect in baby attack found hiding under Belchertown sink" by Rebecca Fiore Globe Correspondent  June 10, 2015

A 30-year-old man who was on the State Police’s Most Wanted Fugitives list was found in a hideout built of wood and sheetrock under a sink in a Belchertown apartment early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Keith Truehart, who was captured at 5 a.m., was wanted by Belchertown police on several charges, including assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury, for seriously injuring a 9-month-old baby on Nov. 15, 2014, Dave Procopio, spokesman for State Police, said.

The baby, while alone with Truehart, had suffered severe head and facial injuries. A medical exam also found the child had suffered previous fractures of two of her ribs, State Police said.

The baby belonged to Truehart’s girlfriend, who lives in the Belchertown apartment on North Main Street where he was captured, Procopio said. His girlfirend, whose name is not being released, was present when Truehart was taken into custody. Procopio said “she is not under arrest at this time.”