Hazleton man admits to baseball bat attack

March 4, 2008 5:24:52 PM PST
A 24-year-old Hazleton man has admitted beating his estranged wife and young daughter with a baseball bat.

Kelvin DeJesus pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated assault for the Sept. 13 attack. As he was led to jail, he said, "I'm sorry."

Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney David Pedri says he's glad he doesn't have to put a 6-year-old girl on the stand to testify against her father.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 2.


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