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Posted on: July 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Non-Jury Criminal Trials Result in 2 Convictions

HONESDALE -- Wayne County District AttorneY Patrick L. Robinson announced convictions in two separate non-jury criminal trials in Wayne County this week.  President Judge Janine Edwards presided over both cases.

On July 29, Salvatore Cammarata, 48, of Hawley, was convicted of aggravated assault of an emergency room physician, a second-degree felony, along with three misdemeanors.  On January 20, 2019, Cammarata became enraged while being treated in the emergency room at Wayne Memorial Hospital and spit in the face of the emergency room physician. Cammarata also threatened to kill the doctor.  District Attorney, Patrick L. Robinson, prosecuted the case.  Cammarata is scheduled to be sentenced on October 3.

On July 30, Kyle Michaels Sr., 25, of Pleasant Mount, was convicted of simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child for burning a 4-year-old child with a lighter as a form of discipline. Sentencing is set for August 29. First Assistant District Attorney Deb Rothenberg tried the case, and said, “I am thankful that Judge Edwards was able to see through the lies of the Defendant in this case and found him guilty of assaulting this very young child.

She noted this conviction would not have been possible without the work of the Wayne County Multidisciplinary Task Force for Child Abuse, specifically the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Pennsylvania and their medical team, Wayne County Children & Youth Services, and State Police Trooper Sharon Palmer. “When we work together, children always benefit,” she noted.

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