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Shoplifting suspect faces charges after leaving 2-year-old to die

TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A New Jersey man is jailed on charges he left his 2-year-old son to die after a crash that occurred as he fled from a Philadelphia-area Walmart after allegedly stealing television speakers.
    
Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Kuhn, of Hamilton, remained in the Bucks County jail Wednesday on third-degree murder and multiple other charges, some of which include recklessly endangering another person, homicide by vehicle, and retail theft. There was no attorney listed in court records.

Tullytown police say Kuhn fled the store at Levittown Town Center early Tuesday afternoon after taking the speakers worth $228.
    
Police say Kuhn ran a red light and collided with two other vehicles, and kept running even after his son was thrown from the wreckage.
    
Police caught up to Kuhn after a short foot chase.
    
Nobody else was hurt in the crash. Police say Kuhn's son wasn't in a safety seat.

According to District Attorney Matthew Weintruab of Bucks County, "The sole responsibility for the loss of this innocent life rests with the defendant, Christopher Kuhn. What we know to be true, and what we intend to prove in court, is that the death of his young son is solely the result of his own illegal actions."


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