Christopher Lee Kennedy found dead in a state prison cell


Christopher Lee Kennedy

BELLEFONTE — A Wampum man who has been sentenced to a long sentence in connection with the death of his newborn son in 2017 died in prison.

Christopher Lee Kennedy, 42, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Center County State Orthodontic Institute Rockview on January 28.

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Both prison officials and EMS workers attempted lifesaving measures when they were taken to the Mount Nitani Medical Center, where he was sentenced to die at 5:10 pm.

Pennsylvania police will be notified and investigated in accordance with state policy. The cause of death has not been clarified.

Kennedy was sentenced to 18-36 years from September 7th in a state prison on October 9, 2017. In this case, he killed a newborn baby with a minor Elwood City woman and hid the corpse. A box in her closet.

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According to court records, Elwood City police were summoned to the UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh on November 13, 2017, for a 16-year-old autonomous girl wearing a ventilator for health. I first noticed the death of the baby. Problems caused by not receiving proper treatment after childbirth.

The girl admitted to having a child with her family friend Kennedy, who said they had “a relationship” for about three years. She told her she couldn’t give birth to her child because Kennedy got into trouble, so he said he gave her her chemicals in August to attempt her miscarriage. However, on October 9, 2017, she gave birth to a boy in the bathroom on the second floor.

Police reported that the girl was first alone at birth and said she had strangled her child. However, she later admitted that Kennedy was there and killed her baby. She told police that she hid her body in a closet box in her bedroom.

When police searched the closet, they immediately noticed the odor, even though they put spices and perfumes on it to soften the odor. According to police, when I took out the boxes that had been piled up in the blue container and opened them, I found a large black plastic bag with a safe inside. The body and other items were embedded in the cement in the safe.

Police said the safe was purchased by Kennedy, and they were able to find the chemical that the girl said gave her.

Kennedy has been in SCI Rock View since December 22nd

Nicholas Vercilla is a staff reporter for Ellwood City Ledger. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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