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Ex-Towamencin Man Gets 5 Years for Shaking 5-Month-Old Son

Danilo Duran, formerly of Nashmont Court, was sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to felony assault on his son, which hospital officials described as "shaken baby syndrome"

Former Towamencin resient Danilo Antonio Duran, 41, will sit in state prison for two to five years for admitting to shaking and assaulting his five-month-old son in 2011.

According to Carl Hessler Jr. of North Penn Life, Duran, formerly of the 1900 block of Nashmont Court, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault in connection with the September 2011 incident that occurred while his son was in his care.

The guilty plea was an agreement between defense attorney Michael Nix and Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Matthew Quigg, according to the article.

Duran's trial had not yet occurred, according to the article.

Duran, now a resident of Patterson, NJ, was also ordered to complete two years' probation upon his release from prison, according to the article.

Duran admitted to violently shaking his son on the morning of Sept. 26, 2011, enough to cause serious bodily injury in a reckless manner without regard for human life, according to the article.

His son has since recovered from his injuries.

On Sept. 26, at 11:35 a.m., Duran flagged down a Towamencin Township officer on patrol near Forty Foot Road and Allentown Road.

Duran told police he had been attempting to drive his five-month-old child to the hospital because the chid had suffered a seizure, police said.

Police immediately summoned an ambulance to respond, and both parties were taken to Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill Township, police said.

Grand View Hospital identified two subdural hematomas indicative of a significant and serious head injury, police said.

The child was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Towamencin Police and Montgomery County Children and Youth Services were notified. These and other findings indicated injuries consistent with “shaken baby syndrome," police said.

Subsequent to the police investigation, Towamencin Detectives found that Duran had sole care, custody, and control over the child since 5:50 a.m. Sept. 26 at his home on the 1900 block of Nashmont Court.

On Sept. 29, 2011, Duran was arrested by Towamencin Detectives and charges were filed.

Emily Anne September 21, 2012 at 03:49 PM
What a sick, sick man! This man should get attempted homicide ! Who shakes their babies! Bastard!!!!
Mommy September 21, 2012 at 04:17 PM
He should be charged with attempted murder. He knew what he was doing. Frustrated or not... you never shake a baby. Guess he didn't read the 20 brochures the hospital gives you after you have a baby? Hope he has fun in jail. Hopefully someone will "shake" him.
elizabeth October 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM
What a shame that people pass judgement based unfortunately on half assed information. This is not exactly how it happened I know this person very well. Yes, it happened, but it truly was an accident. I pray that none of you judgemental people see yourself in a similar predicament. It only takes an instant of not thinking to find yourself in this situation. Never ever point fingers!
Matt November 04, 2012 at 12:03 PM
WTF This man gets no sympathy....he shook an innocent defenseless infant! How could it be an accident??? You clearly are too close to the situation to be neutral and practical

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