LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who was set to go to trial for the death of a sick baby in Dansville pled guilty and was sentenced to weekends in jail.
According to our news partners News10NBC, Tracy Abbott, 53, pled guilty to felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree and agreed to serve four months of weekends at the Livingston County Jail.
Abbott was represented by attorney Larry Kasperek.
On Sept. 29, 2014, Abbott’s pickup truck crashed through the wall of a Dansville home, striking four-month-old Calin Fly, who was in a swing in the living room. Critically injured, Fly passed away in Strong Memorial Hospital on Oct. 4, 2014.
Fly was known to be battling pneumonia, and possibly be facing open-heart surgery before the incident. A fundraising page, called ‘Calin’s Crusaders,’ was set up in the aftermath of the accident. The page raised $15,570 towards its $50,000 goal but is no longer accepting donations.
Abbott is known to suffer from seizures. The allegations against him are that he drove while knowing that he had a medical condition that occasionally caused him to have seizures.
A Grand Jury indicted Abbott for one crime: Manslaughter in the Second Degree, for recklessly causing death.