Thursday, December 6, 2012
Two-year-old Maddox Derkosh died after falling from the platform into the painted dogs exhibit.
The Pittsburgh Zoo observation platform from which 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh fell into an African painted dogs exhibit will be removed, according to a spokesman at the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. "In an effort to facilitate the ongoing review of the circumstances surrounding the death of Maddox Derkosh at the Pittsburgh Zoo, District Attorney (Stephen A.) Zappala (Jr.) met this morning with Dr. Barbara Baker and the City of Pittsburgh police officers who responded to the scene," said spokesman Mike Manko in an email to reporters. Maddox, of Whitehall Borough, was visiting the zoo with his mother on Nov. 4 when he fell from the top of a platform railing into the dogs exhibit and was mauled to death. "The meeting, which …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against the mother of 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh.
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against Elizabeth Derkosh, the mother of the Maddox Derkosh, who was killed in a tragic mauling accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo in early November. However, KDKA reports District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is investigating a possible criminal negligence charge against the zoo. Elizabeth and 2-year-old Maddox, both of Whitehall Borough's Highgrove Road, were visiting the zoo on Nov. 4 when Maddox fell from the top of a platform railing to the ground inside of the pit area of an African painted dogs exhibit, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Pittsburgh police said that the child lost his balance after his mother lifted him in a …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Case waived to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
A Butler woman has been charged with a felony count of theft by deception for obtaining thousands of dollars from a Warrendale businessman with the promise of paying off two credit cards to start the process of "fixing" his bad credit history, according to court documents. Melissa Ann Dano, 30, was charged with securing $14,283 from Kurt Slade by promising to pay off his Bank of America credit cards, then keeping the money for her personal use, the criminal complaint states. Slade operates Slade Landscaping at 55 Warrendale-Bayne Road in Warrendale. Dano waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. The case now moves to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. The Allegheny …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Allegheny County District Attorney's office files new charges in connection with McCandless lawmaker's mistrial earlier this year