Portage County man charged with murder after allegedly throwing 1-year-old against wall


Nicholas J. Catazaro (Photo courtesy: Portage County Sheriff’s Office)

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NELSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio-- A Portage County man is behind bars after the death of a 1-year-old boy.

Nicholas J. Catazaro, 26, of Windham, is charged with one count of murder.

Emergency personnel were called to a place on Bayberry Lane in Nelson Township at about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 6 for a child not breathing.

The boy was taken to UH Portage Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Portage County Sheriff's Office said he suffered a fractured skull.

According to court documents, Catazaro threw the baby against a wall.

He was booked into the Portage County Jail and is being held on $1-million bond.

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