Judge finds man accused of killing 3-month-old guilty of manslaughter | News
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A judge has found a Bangor man, accused of killing his infant son in 2012, guilty of manslaughter.
Dustin Brown was 18 when his son died nearly three years ago. Bangor police said they responded to the home for a baby who was not breathing back on Nov. 25, 2012. The infant was taken the hospital, where he later died. Brown told police the baby went limp during a feeding, but an autopsy indicates the infant, Xander Brown, died from trauma.
The prosecution had said in day one of the trial that Brown's son, Xander, was born prematurely but did not have any medical issues when he was brought home. They also said witness heard a thud from the bedroom where Brown and the baby were in. After that, they could not hear the baby cry. The prosecution then describes Brown coming out of the bedroom with Xander limp in his arms.
Brown told the infant's mother that when he went to burp the child, his head hit Brown's chin and he jerked him. Prosecution said, "Dustin Brown was left alone with Xander, and that's when he acted negligently."
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