Dad Who Threw Infant Receives 5 Years
Melrose resident Carlos Edwards, 33, faces 5 years in prison after being convicted of all three charges related to the throwing of then seven-week-old Carmello Sears onto a Malden sidewalk.
A Melrose man was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday after a jury found he threw his infant son on the ground with force in Malden last July.
Carlos Edwards, 35, was found guilty Wednesday on all charges of assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under 14, and reckless endangerment of a child.
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Diane Kottmeyer sentenced the defendant to five years in state prison on the charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under 14.
On the charges of assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury and reckless endangerment, the defendant was sentenced to three years probation from and after his prison sentence, with conditions to complete a batterer’s program and comply with all orders of the juvenile and probate courts.
The child remains in state custody.