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Indictment Unsealed in Murder of One Year Old Infant

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

February 23, 2017



Indictment Unsealed in Murder of One Year Old







ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that DAVID BRIDGES, 22, of Troy, and REBECCA PATRICK, 21, of Albany, have each been arraigned before the Honorable Thomas A. Breslin in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon for their alleged conduct directed at a one year old infant who died while in the care of BRIDGES.

DAVID BRIDGES was arraigned on (1) Count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-1 Felony, (1) Count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, and (1) Count of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, a Class A Misdemeanor.  REBECCA PATRICK was arraigned on (2) Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, each Class A Misdemeanors.
A sealed indictment was opened this afternoon that alleges on February 6, 2017, at a residence on South Allen Street in the City of Albany, DAVID BRIDGES, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life, did allegedly recklessly engage in conduct which created a grave risk of death that ultimately resulted in the death of a one year old infant.
Additionally, the indictment alleges that between the dates of December 14, 2016 and February 6, 2017, BRIDGES and PATRICK knowingly engaged in conduct in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental, or moral welfare of the same one year old infant.
BRIDGES pleaded not guilty and was remanded back to the Albany County Correctional Facility.

PATRICK pleaded not guilty and was released by the Court to the Supervision of the Department of Probation.

No new court dates have been scheduled at this time.
Special Victims Unit Bureau Chief Shannon Sarfoh and Assistant District Attorney Jennifer McCanney are handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]






All parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty