3 indicted in brutal Oswego County abuse case

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Three people linked to a brutal abuse case in Oswego County have been indicted by a grand jury.

Gary Bubis, Jessica Edwards, and the victim’s mother were indicted on charges including assault, unlawful imprisonment, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The incidents occurred at a home in the town of Albion.

Another suspect – Brandy Shaver – has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted coercion. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 12.

Bubis, Edwards, and the mother  – along with a fourth suspect, Shawn Whaley – are accused in an array of incidents.

The alleged incidents range from striking the child repeatedly with a newspaper wrapped in electrical tape – a device they called a “beating stick” – and dragging the child from a car.

Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan described the case as one of the worst instances of abuse that the agency has seen in its recent history.

Bubis was indicted for first-degree unlawful imprisonment and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, and eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

In addition, he was indicted for second-degree assault for an incident involving a second child in which he allegedly plunged the child's hand in scalding water.

Edwards has been indicted for unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child.

The victim’s mother was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, 9 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal obstruction of breathing.

The DA’s office said no indictment has been filed against Whaley, and they declined to comment on his case.


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