Albion man charged with reckless endangerment following death of infant

Posted 25 April 2019 at 4:04 pm

Press Release, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni

ALBION – The Albion Police Department on Wednesday charged Nicholas M. Monacelli, 29, of Eagle Harbor Road in Albion with two Class A misdemeanors following a nearly 2-year investigation into the death of 11-month-old Damon S. Carter.

On July 28, 2017, the Albion Police Department and COVA Ambulance responded to Beechwood Boulevard in Albion for a reported child with a head injury.

Albion Police personnel arrived on scene and found Damon Carter with a severe head injury. Damon was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital where he died the next day.

The investigation into the cause of Damon’s death was led by the Albion Police with assistance from the Orleans County District Attorney’s Office, Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force, Orleans County Child and Family Services, New York State Police, Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, University of Rochester Medical Staff and affiliated experts.

The investigation revealed that Damon was in the care of Monacelli and that his actions knowingly and recklessly endangered Damon and resulted in the subsequent injuries that Damon received.

Monacelli has been charged with one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment on the second degree.

Monacelli was arraigned in Albion Town Court and was placed in the Orleans County Jail on $1,000 bail. He is to return to the Gaines Town Court on May 8 at 2 p.m.

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