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LOCKPORT – A Cheektowaga man was arraigned Tuesday in Niagara County Court on a seven-count indictment accusing him of beating his 2-year-old daughter in Niagara Falls Jan. 21.
Bradley P. Zadul, 33, of Wagner Street, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail set by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III. A tentative trial date was set for Aug. 12.
Assistant District Attorney Heather A. DeCastro said Zadul also is awaiting trial in Murphy’s integrated domestic violence court on a charge of kicking the girl’s mother in the abdomen while she was pregnant with another girl, who is now seven months old. The woman had a restraining order against Zadul.
DeCastro also accused Zadul of trying to prevent the woman from testifying against him through a series of harassing text messages. Murphy said, “It looks to me an awful lot like witness intimidation and witness manipulation.”
Zadul served 3 1/2 years in prison for a 2006 Erie County burglary, including a parole violation. DeCastro accused him of stealing guns from a law enforcement officer in that burglary and said they are allegedly stashed in the home of another woman with whom Zadul had a child. Assistant Public Defender Ryan Hanna invoked Zadul’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in regard to that issue.