Damien Hiley, 21, has been free on $150,000 bond since September, when he was arraigned on the case in Lorain Municipal Court.
Police say Hiley was baby-sitting Nicolas Shaw the morning of Sept. 10 at the
Later that morning, Hiley and Shaw rushed Nicolas to
Shaw and her family have declined comment, but teachers and staff at the Horizon Activities Center on Colorado Avenue, where Nicolas attended day care, said Nicolas was a sweet boy who was always happy and smiling when Shaw left.
Hiley told police Nicolas fell in two separate incidents, striking his head both times, according to Hiley’s attorney, James Gay.
In the first incident, the child was playing and fell and bumped his head, Gay said. In the second, Nicolas fell out of the tub after a bath and bumped his head on the tub.
Cuyahoga County Coroner Frank Miller said the extent of the injuries were much more severe than two individual bruises.
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