First Posted: 10/23/2013
WILKES-BARRE — Police are seeking medical records in the homicide investigation of Antonio Evans, a 2-month-old who was found badly bruised and blue last Sunday.
A warrant issued Wednesday morning is allowing police to search for any of the boy’s records inside Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Last Sunday, city emergency crews responded to a home along North Washington Street following a report of an unresponsive baby.
They found the baby laying on a table surrounded by family members who were growing hysterical, according to a police affidavit.
The EMTs took the baby to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital immediately because the scene was growing more chaotic and the workers could not effectively treat the baby.
Antonio died at the hospital.
Doctors noticed he had dark bruises around his eyes and covering his buttocks.
Antonio’s family could not explain the injuries and Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman determined the baby’s death a homicide. He said the marks are certainly a result of abuse.
The boy’s mother, Lamika Evans, grandmother, Tamika Johnson, and Johnson’s husband, William Johnson, each requested court-appointed attorneys. No charges have been filed.