September 20, 2014

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Long-delayed baby bone-breaking trial is postponed again

MEDINA — A long-delayed trial has been postponed again for a man accused of breaking two dozens bones in his newborn son’s body about five years ago.

This time, the case of Kenneth Grad, 43, formerly of Montville Township, was delayed because of his attorney’s medical condition.

Grad’s case has been delayed more than 20 times, making it the county’s oldest case that’s still awaiting trial.

Attorney Gerald G. Simmons is scheduled for therapy sessions for a heart ailment. The sessions overlap with Grad’s trial date of Dec. 2.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier last week rescheduled Grad’s trial for Jan. 13.

A grand jury indicted Grad July 16, 2008, on five counts of endangering children, three second- and two third-degree felonies, and three counts of second-degree felonious assault.

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

Grad’s wife, 37-year-old Laura Grad, was convicted in 2009 of related charges and has completed her three-year prison sentence.

His trial was slowed as a result of plea changes and because he’s had at least 10 attorneys, each of whom needed time to prepare before going to trial.

He is accused of lacerating his month-old son’s scrotum and breaking his clavicles, arms, wrists, fingers, ribs, feet, legs and skull.

The boy, now 5, was adopted by relatives.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.