Detectives began investigating the case when after learning Walsh’s 2.5 month-old infant had been hospitalized with a head injury.
Examinations revealed that the child had sustained skull fractures and a brain hemorrhage consistent with abusive head trauma. The injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Detectives gathered medical reports and other evidence, and determined the injuries to the child were not limited to one event, and charged Walsh.
At roughly the same period, detectives were also investigating a burglary complaint after police responded to a Feb. 19 4:30 a.m. call for a burglary at the apartment complex at 815 Sandy Lane. A woman at the address was awakened by noise a male intruder who had entered her apartment. The woman ran from her home and was not injured, and the intruder took a small amount of cash and other items, Warwick Police report.
During the course of the investigation, Walsh was identified as the suspect, and was also charged with one count of burglary as a result. He is currently being held at the ACI.