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Man who jumped with baby charged with misdemeanor

By Star-Advertiser Staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:02 p.m. HST, Jun 17, 2014


Prosecutors charged a 35-year-old Kaimuki man with endangering the welfare of a minor when he apparently jumped off the second floor of an apartment building on Sunday with an 11-month old infant in his arms.

Zelig Pickering was initially arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, a class B felony.

However, because the infant, believed to be his son, was not injured, prosecutors charged Pickering with endangering welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor, on Monday.

Ambulance crews took the man and infant to the hospital in serious condition after the incident at the three-story apartment building at 3002 Waialae Ave. at about 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities were alerted to the incident when a neighbor called to say a baby was crying, according to initial reports.

A neighbor said the man, his wife and baby moved into the building a couple of weeks ago.

Rob Santiago, an employee at nearby Island Recycling, said the man appeared to be conscious when he carried by stretcher to the ambulance. 





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salsacoquibx wrote:
misdemeanor..really??? amazing!!!
on June 16,2014 | 03:30PM
bumba wrote:
Endangering the welfare of a minor is a misdemeanor. Being cruel to a cat is a Class C felony. Good job, lawmakers.
on June 16,2014 | 03:35PM
Skyler wrote:
Sad.
on June 16,2014 | 03:51PM
soundofreason wrote:
Ask him WHY he jumped. His answer will GIVE you the attempted murder charge he should have been charged with.
on June 17,2014 | 07:12AM
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