ALFRED, Maine — A Maine man accused of causing the death of his 2½-month-old son has pleaded not guilty to murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault.
Court documents say Gordon Collins-Faunce of Arundel told police that he grabbed his son, Ethan Henderson, squeezed the infant’s head and threw him hard into a chair. He told police the baby was crying and that he was frustrated.
On Tuesday, he entered his plea in Superior Court in Alfred.
The Portland Press Herald says the murder and manslaughter charges apply to the injuries that caused Ethan’s death, while the assault and aggravated assault apply to earlier alleged attacks.
Collins-Faunce was arrested on May 6 while the child was in the hospital. The baby died May 8 after being taken off life support.