DA: No charges in pedestrian death of judge’s son

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A district attorney says no criminal charges are warranted in the death of the son of a northeastern Pennsylvania judge who was struck by a vehicle in Pittsburgh on April 6.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. says video surveillance cameras in the area and other evidence reviewed so far show no criminal culpability in the death of 22-year-old Cody Barrasse. Barrasse was the son of Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Barrasse.

Barrasse was a senior at Penn State when he was hit about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle initially left the scene, but then called police.

Zappala says the investigation will remain open because it involves a fatality, and charges could be filed if evidence surfaces to support them.

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