September 15, 2019
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Comments for: 23-year-old Arundel man charged with murder of infant son

  • Anonymous

    GOOD!! Now give him a nice LONG sentence!! 

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, and it needs to be a life sentence. This is a very, very important thing for people to understand: If it is anything but life, he will end up back in the community when he is still a relatively young man. He is currently 23 years old. If he were to receive even a harsh sentence of concurrent 25 year sentences, he would be out at 48, even if he didn’t receive a day off for good behavior. But we all know that prisoners rarely serve their full sentences. It is very conceivable that a 25 year sentence could mean he’d be out of prison by the time he’s 38… young enough to get another young girl pregnant and act as a “father” to newborn children.

      The math is obvious, but it needs to be put out here so everyone knows how important a life sentence here is. A 30 year sentence likely sees him released by age 45. Even a 40 year sentence could conceivably result in him being a free man in his early 50s. A life sentence without the possibility of release is the only option which assures he never sees life as a free man again.

      And to those of you who will respond that prison is too good for him, I completely understand your frustration and anger. But Maine has no death penalty so, even if you are the most adamant believer in capital punishment, it’s not an option. For justice to be served for that infant in Maine, we need to focus on two things: that the courts find Collins-Faunce guilty and that he receive a full life sentence for his crimes.

      • Anonymous

        Very well said……. extremely well said. And it will not be acceptable to see this plead as a temporary insanity plea, or – PTSS, as I see another comment here that our returning Veteran’s need more.

        • Anonymous

          And just for the record, his PTSD isn’t from his service in the Army. In fact he never completed his enlistment because he got in trouble for holding a knife to the throat of another soldier and then went AWOL to avoid service. His PTSD is from his childhood sexual and physical abuse. While I’m very sorry to hear of his experience growing up (and do not doubt for an instant that he suffers from PTSD because of it) it is absolutely NOT AN EXCUSE or even an explanation for abusing–let alone killing– his own child.

          [THIS POST WAS EDITED TO CHANGE THE BRANCH OF SERVICE FROM “MARINES” TO “ARMY. MY APOLOGIES.]

          • Anonymous

            Another very well said comment. PTSD/PTSS……….. is an issue for all that experience. No doubt, and we all experience it – in one form or other.

            But – and this is the point that counts. There record of this issue with this offender, there also record that a newborn received a broken arm in his care – regardless of his frame of mind, which may/may not be applicable to what has happened. i.e. – is he telling truth, as he see it – , and manipulating to plea ?

            A.G. – needs to go after him, and every other person/dept. that allowed this to fall through cracks. No if’s, and’s, or BUTS. This State is still heartbroke over Ayla Reynolds, that went through similar first experience. And we still trying to find her. There no excuse – EVER, to allow a crime against a child.

            It is despicable to see our State allowing reduced sentences.

          • Anonymous

            it was the army stop using the UNITED STATES  MARINE CORPS…SEMPER FI KNOCK IT OFF GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT

          • Anonymous

            An infant has died at the hands of this monster and you’re going to quibble over someone mistaking which branch of service this creep was in? Give me a break!

          • Anonymous

            Don’t call it quibbling.  If you’d ever been a Marine, you’d understand that, but I guess you weren’t.

          • Anonymous

            You are absolutely right. My mistake. I was going off information that was erroneously printed in the MS, but I should’ve double-checked before repeating it. My apologies.

          • Anonymous

            Actually, we don’t know that he has PTSD.  We only know that he claims to have PTSD.  I’m not going to take Faunce’s claims about PTSD or anything else right now as being truthful, and I think this whole thing about PTSD is way overblown and overdiagnosed. Anyway, won’t it be ironic if he raises an insanity defense based on his so-called PTSD, which he claims is a result of childhood physical and sexual abuse?  The victimizer raising the “I am a victim” defense.

            And he sure as hell wasn’t in the Marine Corps.  He was in the Army and dishonorably discharged for serious misconduct

          • Anonymous

            I apologize for the mistake about the branch of service he was kicked out of. I repeated false information without confirming it first. Completely my bad.

  • Anonymous

    We need a better plan for our returning vets.

    • Guest

      Yes we do but it sounds like this man’s wounds were inflicted at a young age, not a foreign battlefield. 

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps you’re just submitting a random comment (although an important one) not related to this infant’s death.

      Ethan’s father (Gordon Collins-Faunce) never served overseas. Collins-Faunce (the baby’s killer) told police that he was in the military but was discharged after he held a knife to a roommate’s throat. 

      • Anonymous

        Which somehow must scream to some, breed with me. Like wtf? Can’t understand normal thinking?

    • Anonymous

      You may hve missed an earlier story and comment that this spermdonor didn’t even make it thru boot camp before going awol and getting a dishonorable discarge. As for vets who actually serve this country couldn’t agree with you more. I have an uncle who served inDesert Storm and has PTSD from that.

    • Anonymous

       he is not a vet he was dishonerabley (sp) discharged

  • Anonymous

    Justice for Ethan that’s all the public wants!

  • Anonymous

    There is a special place in Hell waiting.

    • Not if he repents and gives his life to Jesus. Murder is a forgivable sin in the eyes of God.

      • Anonymous

        Really ??????????? Funny – the story of Cain and Abel didn’t read that way…. Neither did God thinking it forgivable that Moses did not give HIM credit with the water from the rock

        • Anonymous

           there’s a huge difference between the lessons taught in the old testament versus those taught in the new testament.  KOB is referencing new, you are referencing old.  apples to oranges.

          • Guest

            Exactly.  A lot changed with the birth, life, death and rising of Jesus Christ.

          • Anonymous

            So we can stop using Deuteronomy as an excuse to condemn gay people?

          • Anonymous

            one would think so given that the Christian churches follow the teachings of Christ which are new testament and Deuteronomy is old testament.  we’ll see how that holds up come november.

          • Guest

            Too many Christians see fit to condemn too many people.  It’s not their responsibility to judge them and honestly, they should know better.

          • Anonymous

            Yet both are held by some as holy scripture. So it’s mostly a matter of a preferred mythology, right?

      • Anonymous

        This is one of the hardest things for me do deal with as a Christian, knowing he could, someday, end up in heaven.

        • Anonymous

          As far as I am concerned, religion should never have been brought up to this point. Pure, simple, and I will say honestly – that any person, parent, or child caregiver that sees that religious point as an excuse for another to hurt, or kill a child, or one weaker than they are – will have their own worries with God – OLD or New Testament.

          • Anonymous

            And I should not have said – excuse, I should have said, should not be mentioned will be excused

        • Guest

          Why don’t you step back and let God do His job. Everyone seems to be so into telling us what God wants.

          • Anonymous

             why did he not stop this? why did it happen? several times the kids were abused at 1 time or another? why? did this keep going on? why?

        • Anonymous

          When they get done with him in prison you might not recognize him.

          • That is true, they say crimes against women and children don’t settle well in the eyes of the criminals.

      • Anonymous

        ARE you sure? 

        “You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.”    (Matthew 5: 21)
        But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. (Matthew 5:22)

        God will judge people on how they live during that time; the 1,000 years
        will be a period during which God holds all people accountable (Revelation 20:4).

        After this evaluation process, we will be judged according to our works (Revelation 22:12).
        There will be a reckoning only after a fair and ample process is complete (Matthew 25:31-34)

        “Many are called but few are chosen” ( Matthew 22:14)

        I prefer  to agree with FmrMTI

        • Well there is no hell or heaven so it doesn’t matter either way.

      • Anonymous

         WHY DID GOD LET THIS HAPPEN WHY? ? ? ? ? ?  EXPLAIN THIS WHY DID IT HAPPEN..? ? ? ?

        • I’m an atheist so you are asking the wrong person.

          •  Wow nice baiting there Kevin, good time and great place for that.

          • How did I bait anyone? I simple pointed out a fact and nothing more.

          • It’s okay, you got a rise out of people and in the end even got to share that you’re an atheist…you made your point.   Thanks for being that guy for today.

          • So you don’t like it when someone tells the truth?

        • Anonymous

          Seriously? This has nothing to do with God. On Earth, whether He exists or not, there’s good, and then there’s evil. The baby was good, the father was evil. The greater or stronger wins no matter which side they’re on.

          Personally, as a Christian, I don’t believe this is a repentable sin. I would hope one day the father feels the weight of this sin and doesn’t even try and seek to be absolved. His punishment will be a life of pain hopefully, for what he’s done, and wondering if there is anything after, if his son could forgive him when he’s judged.

  • Anonymous

    Sick %$&@! I was in tears when this story was on the news last night. There was an older injury on this child as well. A formerly broken arm was noticed. Immediately, the defense is that the defendant was abused as a child, etc, etc. I’m personally sick of that being an excuse in someone’s mind, to cause harm or break the law. That poor little one was innocent. And, he was a twin. Imagine the pain the sibling twin will go through, knowing their sibling was killed like this? And it was said that the older sibling was seen at school before, with bruises all over. WTF?

  • Anonymous

    I am pleased to read that our A.G. has charged as a homicide and with the additional charges. There is absolutely no excuse, reason, or argument that this man could give for his reasons of hurting /taking the life of a child.

    I very much would like to know why this man was even with these children, where the earlier story today was that he had broken the arm of a child when several weeks old……….There have been too many reports of convictions of child abuse in our State with sentencing’s that most of sentence time has been suspended. I sincerely hope that this case will not be one of those.

    • He broke that same baby’s arm at 4 weeks. ( The baby he killed )

      • Anonymous

        That is my point in the second paragraph…………….. every medical office, and every teacher in this State is to file concern of a suspected abusive issue. And he admits breaking bone of a newborn child. 

        I hope our A.G. office is going to not be afraid to press other charges if it reasonably found that that should have been reported/dealt with – and the ball dropped.

        • Anonymous

           If people knew he broke this poor little babies arm, why was it not reported?
          I have twin boys that are just about 5 months. This breaks my heart.
          Child abuse is being taken so lightly. I hope he gets life in prison. With no second chances to get out.

          • Anonymous

            That is something that I am asking, and very much hoping that our Attorney General is going to go after tooth and nail…. and hold all accountable.

            Ayla Reynolds – has been missing all these months since Dec. And that poor child had same issue…… a parent, last seen with that had previously broken her arm.

          • Anonymous

            oops I meant to reply to Staceys comment not yours in my previous post.  I too hope all people who knew about the abuse are held accountable as well.

          • Guest

            Love those little guys and bring them to see my wife. It would light up her life. We must care for our children. Everyone… everybody’s.

        • Anonymous

          The AG has brought the additional charges. That’s why in addition to murder he is also being charged with both assault and aggravated assault.

          • Anonymous

            The A.G. has gone with his original charges and added Homicide after life support ceased.

        • Anonymous

          It has read in another article that a prior injury to the arm was noticed, so it is quite possible that no professional was aware of this injury until this assault.

          • Anonymous

            That is point he admits he broke arm to newborn in this mornings report………….. it should have been reported by medical care – and flagged. The Attorney General should be like white on rice with this case, as it now coming out prior injury, and his past Fed / any other State issues

  • Good Im glad they are charging this MONSTER with murder!!! He should have 2 go through the same thing that poor baby Ethan had 2!!!! Remember back in the day the sayin was an eye for an eye! Like I said b4 Ther is a special place in HELL for Monsters like him!!! No matter how upset you are YOU NEVER HURT UR CHILDREN EVER!!!!!! Your job as a parent is 2 protect them not hurt them! I dont care how crazy you are! or what kind of sickness you have you always know right from wrong! And Any normal person would never hurt ther babys!! God Bless you Baby Ethan!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see A.G. press charges to the max. Not just ” Child aged under six”. I’d like to see him file for all – Child under age 16, Child under age 12, Child under age 6.

    • Anonymous

      As great as that’d be I doubt it’s an option.    “Lesser included” or something like that. 

      • Anonymous

        It is an option, the same charges for the the “under 16″, and ” under 12″ would be thrown out by Judge – in arraignment, but – it would show the State { we the people, parents, and the Court- that will receive this trial } that this is not acceptable. That our ultimate, State prosecuting Judicial representative – will NOT tolerate a Crime against CHILD.

        We have a 2+ little girl missing since Dec. from Waterville, that went through same hell of broken arm from parent, and we still can’t find her.

        We have had how many sentencing’s reported in past few months – Statewide of convictions of physical and sexual abuse to children with sentences reduced ???

        And now this ?

    • Anonymous

       who is the A.G. handleing this i would like the phone number also…please and ty

  • Anonymous

    I do not see it acceptable what this State is doing concerning abuse to children as far as follow up on issues, sentencing – with convictions with crimes against children, or Bill’s presented to our State Congress. 

    The Kaylee bill was turned down in intial vote – that proposed Law, would have made it possible to help find Kayla Reynolds if it was in affect, at her time of disappearance.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t waste the taxpayers dollars trying this case….send him right to jail for life and forget about him.

    • Anonymous

      If he pleads guilty, that’s exactly what will happen. I somehow suspect that won’t be the case. And while I undoubtedly agree with your disgust and I literally shake with anger when I think of him, I also don’t want to live in a society that doesn’t allow everyone–even the most heinous among us–a trial.

  • Millicent

    JFC! What is wrong with people like this?!

  • Anonymous

    We need the Death Penalty in Maine!!!

    • Anonymous

       GET A PETITION GOING…

  • Lots of new “background” links at MA-NE.net. Make note that his
    page on the Causes website has PREVENT ABUSE AGAINST CHILDREN listed as
    one of his causes.

  • These people who commit crimes against helpless children should be either executed or sent to supermax for the rest of thier miserable life. I watched my cousins get beat by thier father over and over again back in the sixtys and believe me it left life long scars on all four of them. Only one of them has been able to hold any type of employment . One is a vagrant who lives in an apartment supplied by tax payers and collects cans an bottles.Both girls are baby factories liveing off the system. And yes i blame my uncle, these four never had a chance. They rarely went to school so they have no tools to get out of thier situation.I personaly witnessed this man take a belt he hung over the entrance and whip and kick all four children repeatedly for no reason other than asking a question. And back then when my mom called the state it did no good because my uncle would tell them simply to get off his property. These evil people break more than bones.

    • Anonymous

      I am sorry for what your cousins, or any child in an abusive situation has to endure at the hands of their abuser but…once these children are adults it is their choice and/or responsibility to either go into therapy to deal with what they went through, continue their education if they weren’t able to complete it before, and lead lives free of the hell they went through in the past. or they can simply live their lives blaming everything bad that happens to them now, on what happened to them years ago instead of taking a little bit of personal responsibility for their own adult lives.
      While getting over any sort of abuse may not be easy, it is not impossible but it does take a very strong will and sheer determination to rise above it and be a better person. Many will choose not to get help and continue the vicious cycle unfortunately, it is sad for so many.

  • Bill Stokes, start your engine ’cause here we go again. And if anyone thinks that after the Ormsby trial anyone who commits murder is gonna get away with if with Stokes prosecuting had better think again.

  • Anonymous

    Reading the news makes me sad.

  • Anonymous

    he serves no useful purpose here among us, those who do not, need not be here. take that any way you like, i know i how i meant it…

  • Guest

    I couldn’t stand seeing a defense attorney put this baby on trial.

  • Anonymous

    Some people should never be left in charge of a child. Anyone with anger problems and a short fuse is too dangerous to deal with crying babies and frisky toddlers. I think parents who leave their defenseless children in the care of such people should face child endangerment charges if they’re hurt.

  • Anonymous

    PTSD – yeah right.  Now we can watch his attorney try to spin this whole situation into a “blame the military” or “he was abused as a child” sob story.  Not gonna work, counselor.   The only chance that this guy will ever walk free is if he gets a jury as stupid as Casey Anthony’s was, and that is not gonna happen. 

    I’ll be smiling when he gets shipped off to the Supermax and will also be hoping that he gets a special “Howdy” from the new “neighbors” in his cell block.

    • Anonymous

       i am gonna be there when he goes to court.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Daddy, you couldn’t even make it to your first Father’s Day. 

  • Sorry but to kill your child in a violent attack then to say all he has to do is repent???? No, my God doesnt say kill your child then say your sorry and all is well.  I say there is a place in hell waiting for that man!!

  • Anonymous

    This story just breaks my heart.  Who could hurt there child.  I have a eight year and at some points she gets me frustrated, but you know what i still love her and i always will

  • Anonymous

    This case is unspeakably horrific.  A 10 week old baby’s crying is inconvenient to his father, so the father picks him up by the head, squeezes his head and throws him into a chair.  The baby dies and the father is charged with “murder.”  Why, then, if a child, perhaps 15 weeks younger than this little boy, is inconvenient to his mother, she can arrange for the child’s death and we call it “choice?”  In both cases the child is innocent and defenseless, dependent on his parents for love and care.  Both actions result in the death of a precious child.  The only difference is the place of residence of the child.

  • Anonymous

    May you rot in the darkest recesses of the prison system Collins-Faunce. What you did to that helpless inant was totally wrong. You have no excuse, other than he appeared to be an inconvience to you.

  • First off,If this creep really did break this precious angels arm at 4 weeks why the frig did the MOTHER NOT LEAVE&Get the kids out of the monsters way???? I don’t give a crap what people say or excuses they come up with for the mother. If all this abuse i have read here on the BDN about these other abuse accusations why the heck did the motheror someone not do a darn thing? I would KILL someone if they EVER layed a mean hand on my kid,I would TEAR them apart. No joke. I’m sickened&Quite honestly this baby boy would still be alive,This COULD have been prevented. C’mon now.

    • Anonymous

       the state was called…nothing done… was called by my self to the state and was told that they will pass it on

  • Anonymous

    This man does not deserve to be a member of the human race!

  • Anonymous

    so…how did God get brought into this….?i never heard of jesus picking up an infent and throwing it…after squeezing its head….

    • Anonymous

      Nawwww….. the bible says nothing about child abuse or killing your child-  Deuteronomy anyone????  pfffffft.

  • Anonymous

    i just dont understand…a baby cries and he goes ape crazy?….huh….whatever happene to craddling the baby..or rocking it in a chair..or maybe seeing if the baby is hungry…or…needs a diaper change and if none of that works…put the baby in its crib and take a break for a few…becuase crying can be stressful…but to do that….does not make any logical sense. but thats just me

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