Wayne County District Attorney, Patrick L. Robinson, is pleased to announce convictions in two separate non-jury criminal trials in Wayne County this week. President Judge Janine Edwards presided over both cases.

On July 29, 2019, Salvatore Cammarata, age 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, 2019.

On July 30, 2019, Kyle Michaels Sr., age 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, 2019.  First Assistant District Attorney Deb Rothenberg tried the case, and comments: “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.  This conviction wouldn’t 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 and Youth, and Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Sharon Palmer.  When we work together, children always benefit.”