Austintown man indicted on charges connected to death of infant son
An Austintown man has been indicted on multiple charges connected to the death of his 10-week-old infant son.
34-year-old Nicholas Tigges was indicted Thursday on charges of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and endangering children.
The death of 10-week-old Roger Wilson was ruled a homicide earlier this month after the Summit County Medical Examiner determined that he died from complications due to head trauma caused by being shaken and struck on an object.
The infant passed away at Akron Children's Hospital in late April.
A social worker for the hospital told police that suspect, Tigges stated while he was putting the twins to bed a few hours prior to the incident, his son was acting "fussy" and "making weird noises."
According to the police report, Tigges stated that after he laid his son down, he began to doze off when the noises began to get worse. Upon checking up on his son, he noticed his head was swollen.
Police said doctors advised that the boy had five skull fractures and two brain bleeds, further stating that this appeared to be non-accidental trauma.
Tigges has been held in the Mahoning County Jail since his arrest on charges of endangering children, felonious assault and domestic violence.
The child's mother, 29-year-old Kaitlyn Wilson, faces two counts of child endangering charges filed in connection with the investigation into the treatment of the boy and his twin sister.