Man Charged With Child’s Murder


NEW ALBANY, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man from Sullivan County is charged with killing his fiancee’s baby.

State police said 27-year-old Jeremiah Cordell murdered the 18-month-old child in Bradford County last September.

The autopsy report shows the girl died of blunt force trauma to the head.  Cordell is also accused of having sex with the child.

Eyewitness News talked to the little girl’s grandmother about the charges.

“I called her my hug bug,” said Doreen Farmer.  “She was amazingly loving and happy.”

Cordell was denied bail.  He has a preliminary hearing scheduled on July 13th.

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