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Man Admits to Choking Infant

WILKES-BARRE -- A man who choked an infant and beat a woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Luzerne County.

Derek Reich pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and escape charges.

Police say Reich tried to strangle a 6-month-old baby on Barney Street in Wilkes-Barre in 2016, then punched and kicked the child's mother when she intervened.

Police handcuffed Reich but he got away and remained on the run for nearly two weeks.


  • Writer Girl

    Hope he gets a long sentence and sterilized. If he hates children that much, I hope he never has any and stays away from women who do. Pay for your good time, if you have to.

  • David S.

    I find it hard to believe there were no signs of this guy being a coward child/woman beater. And to top all this crazy off this quy will hardly spend time in jail but a guy who gets caught with some pot will miss years of his life.we’ll continue to see people /stories like this until our corrupt butt backwards courts correct themselves.

  • I'm Not As Think As You Drunk I Am

    Okay, girls. This is a lesson to you all. Grow up. Get a degree. Have babies when you marry someone of high moral and ethical standard.

    Another success story for contemporary feminists who insist that they have got it all sorted out. Geeeeeeesh.

  • fattystools

    Wow,a woman and an infant. This is one tough dude here. The inmates in the county lock-up better be worried that this guy is about to take over th block….

  • Lance

    Luzerne county strikes again. This POS deserves more than a slap on his wrist. Jail time for starters and let the inmates get a hold of him

  • AM Joy Fan

    I’m glad the child is alright. When are we going to address the root causes of these tragedies such as a lack of funding for public assistance, institutional racism, and income inequality. This society will never have “criminal justice” until we have economic and social justice.

    • I'm Not As Think As You Drunk I Am

      Either you are a certified Troll, or the best part of you was left on a Motel 6 bedsheet, you stupid puke.

    • AM Joy Fan

      Not a troll, the trolls are the idiots who make the race baiting comments. I’m just someone who is more educated than the l trolls on this board.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        If you’re so “educated”, they why are you pushing an ideology that’s responsible for approximately 100 million deaths in the 20th Century? You’re a stinking commie…no less and no more.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      So you actually believe the “root cause” of this low-life POS thug CHOKING A F*CKING INFANT is “lack of funding for public assistance, institutional racism, and income inequality”? No, the root cause of incidents like this are the results of a certain culture that glorifies the thug lifestyle, gang mentality, drugs, material possessions/money, skanky women; the lack of strong family values/no father present; no respect for anyone or anything/no value for human life; no respect for authority or law enforcement; no desire to be a decent, productive member of society; having no problem leeching off the taxpayer dollar; etc. I can go on and on and on about the true “root cause” of these issues. These people are violent, disgusting excuses for human beings that don’t deserve to breathe the same air as the rest of us. And brainwashed, liberal sheep like you that continue making excuses for these slimebags are only making the problem worse.

  • Supporter of America

    “tried to strangle?” Bullsh*t, there is no try between a full grown kid/man and a 6-month old. The only reason was because of the mom. He deserves the CHAIR, and I don’t mean a timeout in the corner.

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