‘Heinous’ Throwing of Baby to Lock Up Springwater Probationer for 10 Years

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Springwater man pled guilty to a high-level felony and agreed to serve a lengthy term in prison for throwing an infant child into a wall. Matthew Sackett, 23, pled guilty to felony Assault in the First Degree and agreed to serve 10 years in prison and 5 years of post-release supervision and waived his right to appeal the case. "This is a particularly heinous case in my opinion," said Assistant District Attorney Justin … [Read more...]

Grand Jury Indicts Springwater Man for Throwing Baby Into Wall

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livingston County Grand Jury indicted a Springwater man on felony charges for allegedly throwing his baby into a wall. Matthew Sackett, 22, stood still and silent at the defense table as he heard his seven criminal charges read aloud in Livingston County Court: felony Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Felony Assault in the Second Degree, felony Reckless Assault of a Child, misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a … [Read more...]

Springwater Baby Assault Suspect on Probation for Sex with Minor

SPRINGWATER – The man who is facing felony charges for critically injuring a baby is on probation for having sex with a minor. Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies, on Wednesday. He is now also charged with a misdemeanor Violation of Probation for a 2016 Endangering the Welfare of a Child conviction. The conviction was for having sex with a 17-year-old. The … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Springwater Man for Critically Injuring Baby

SPRINGWATER – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Springwater man on Wednesday for allegedly attacking and critically injuring a baby. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degreeand also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies. Investigators allege that Sackett broke multiple ribs and fractured the skull of a 22-month-old. … [Read more...]

Baby Home Safe After Geneseo Accident

GENESEO – A baby is home safe from the hospital after an accident that injured her family members at Geneseo’s southernmost intersection of Rte. 20A and Rte. 63 (Dewey Hill) on Friday. The baby's family says that she was released from the hospital without serious injury. She was checked at the scene and transported to the hospital by ambulance. First responders at Friday's scene said that the driver of a sedan was northbound on Rte. 63 when … [Read more...]

Risky Left Turn Injures Baby in Geneseo

UPDATE: Baby Home Safe After Geneseo Accident. GENESEO – An infant was among the injured in an accident Friday evening at Geneseo's southernmost intersection of Rte. 20A and Rte. 63 (Dewey Hill) Friday evening. According to first responders on scene, the driver of a sedan was northbound on Rte. 63 when she tried to make a left turn onto 20A headed west. The oncoming SUV, containing three occupants including the infant, struck her in a … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Police and Sheriff’s Office Help Couple in Emergency Birth

MOUNT MORRIS – A healthy baby was born early Thursday morning due to calm and cool coordination by 911 dispatchers, police officers with the Mount Morris Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's Office, and a father whose wife started having trouble while in labor at their residence. According to a joint press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and Mount Morris Police Chief Kenneth Mignemi, the instruction of 911 dispatchers at the … [Read more...]

Trial Date Set for Driver in Fatal Accident with Sick Baby

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who was at the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed through the wall of a Dansville home, killing 4-month-old Calin Fly in the living room, is fighting Manslaughter charges and taking his case to trial. Tracy Abbott, 52, stands charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a C felony, following an indictment by a Grand Jury, and will go to trial on Feb. 1, 2016. Abbott is known to have a history of seizures. … [Read more...]

Dad by Google: Great Snot

I pretty much had an anxiety attack when I returned from my weekend Air Force Reserve drill to a sick little baby. It's amazing that a 20 pound baby loaded with snot can sound like brass instrument overloaded with saliva. I immediately placed Mattie in the car to take her to the hospital but mom talked some sense into me. Apparently, babies sometimes just get sick. She is nearly 6 months old now and is still ignoring my instructions, … [Read more...]

It’s a Girl! Josh and Deb Celebrate Healthy Birth of Daughter Mattie Sue

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The GeneseeSun.com's family added a new member, Matelyn Susan Williams who was born to proud parents Josh Williams and Deb Mack on Monday. Mom, baby, and big sister Olivia are doing wonderfully, and happy new dad Josh Williams, Publisher of the GeneseeSun.com, even made it through the birth without passing out. Mattie Sue was born right on her due date, making her already more timely then her dad and with more hair as … [Read more...]