Police affidavit reveals chilling new details in case of murdered baby


(NEWS CENTER) --- More disturbing details came out this week from the state's case against Samuel Moore of Bangor. The 25-year-old is charged with murder, and manslaughter in the death of a five-month-old baby.

A Penobscot County grand jury indicted Moore for those crimes on Wednesday. He is facing up to life in prison for the death of Korbyn Antworth.

Police say Antworth was in Moore's care when he suffered multiple injuries during the first week of March. The victim's three-year-old brother was also being watched by the defendant at his Bangor home. A recently released police affidavit states that both children were entrusted to Moore's care by their mother Brittany Antworth and over the course of two days both kids suffered injuries.

Korbyn Antworth died at Eastern Maine Medical Center on March 5, 2014. Investigators say he was taken there one day before with multiple severe injuries, including 11 cracked ribs and bleeding to his brain.

The affidavit goes on to read that Moore was questioned by police several times about what happened. Each time he would reveal more information, which culminated with what he allegedly said upon his arrest.

According to the affidavit, Moore said he was throwing Korbyn into the air on March 3, 2014 when "he dropped the baby about six feet" causing the child to strike the floor.

Moore would blame what happened on Korbyn's brother. Police wrote he also admitted to choking that child out of anger.

After Moore's arrest the documents read he had more to tell investigators in jail and said he 'sometimes suffers blackouts when angry.'

NEWS CENTER reached out to Moore's attorney on Thursday for any comment on the case but we did not get a response.

For now Moore is being held at the Penobscot County jail. His next court date is in May.


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