- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania county medical examiner is at odds with a group of pediatricians and detectives over the cause of a baby’s head injuries.

Allegheny County medical examiner Karl Williams testified Monday in the trial of 31-year-old Douglas Hines. Hines is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children stemming from an incident involving a 23-month-old he was baby-sitting.

Hines told investigators that the boy was injured when he fell from a staircase.

Williams testified that the child falling from about five steps could have caused the boy to need the emergency brain surgery that saved his life.

Several doctors from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, who examined the boy, said his injuries were the result of violent abusive head trauma.

The boy remains partially paralyzed.

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