A Tulsa County special judge on Friday imposed a four-year suspended sentence against a 44-year-old man charged with abusing the sibling of a foster child who died in his wife’s care.
Peter Krajian was charged with child abuse by injury of a 4-year-old girl whose hair he’s accused of pulling out. He was scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Friday but waived his right to a trial and entered a plea of no contest.
Special Judge Cliff Smith found him guilty and imposed a four-year suspended sentence.
Both he and his wife were arrested two days after the death of their 3-year-old foster son. Mallory Krajian has been charged with child abuse murder in the boy’s death.
An affidavit filed in the case notes that when interviewed about the fatal injuries her brother suffered at the Krajian’s home in the 7400 block of South Elm Avenue, the girl told investigators about the alleged abuse against her.
Her 6-year-old brother told police the girl was also spanked with a wooden hanger.
Their younger brother died after he suffered fractures to his skull and neck as well as a brain bleed.
The older boy told police his brother had been jumping on the couch and fell off of it backward, hitting his head, according to the documents.
He first told them his brother hit his head on the floor but later said he wasn’t in the room and didn’t know what happened.
The older siblings told police they’d heard a loud noise from the living room immediately before their younger brother threw up and was taken to the hospital.
Mallory Krajian, and the children, told police her husband was asleep at the time.
Pediatricians cited inconsistent statements from the family and the severity of the boy’s injuries as evidence of abusive head trauma, the documents show.
Mallory Krajian appears for a preliminary hearing in her case on Jan. 16.