HARRISBURG – A Dauphin County judge sentenced a father in the death of his 9-month-old son. 25-year-old John Anderson, Jr. received a sentence of 8 to 20 years of imprisonment in a state penitentiary. On the morning of June 12, 2019, Harrisburg Police responded to a home on Geary Street for a 911 call reporting an infant in distress. Emergency responders rushed the child to Harrisburg Hospital, but he was dead on arrival. An autopsy had determined that the child had died of asphyxia and also had suffered bruising on his head. Judge Ed Marsico indicated that the defendant had caused the death of the most innocent victim.

JOHN ANDERSON, JR.