Court upholds father's conviction in infant son's death

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of manslaughter in the death of his 3-month-old son.

Dustin Brown of Bangor was 18 when he said his son, Xander, went limp during a feeding on Nov. 25, 2012.

He challenged the sufficiency of the evidence that led to his conviction and 4½-year prison sentence.

The medical examiner determined that the infant died from a head injury, but the defense contended the death was a "medical mystery."

The judge who heard the case concluded that Brown caused the infant's traumatic brain injury. The supreme court ruled Tuesday that the judge "found all the facts necessary" to support Brown's conviction.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press


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