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Trial Scheduled for Man Accused in Son's Death

July 31, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

A Sept. 10 trial date has been set for a Simi Valley man accused of shaking his infant son to death.

Brian Trelatsky, 25, is charged with child abuse causing death for allegedly shaking his 10-week-old son, Tyler, so violently that he caused severe swelling and hemorrhaging around the brain.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department detectives arrested Trelatsky last September after a six-month investigation.

On March 28, 2000, firefighters responded to a call about a baby who was not breathing, and found Tyler in cardiac arrest in a Simi Valley mobile home. He was taken to a hospital, where doctors determined he had injuries consistent with shaken-baby syndrome, police said. Tyler died the next day.

Brian Trelatsky has denied abusing the child. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison.

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