Collins-Faunce makes court appearance | News
ALFRED, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The man accused of killing his ten-week old baby was in court Friday to face a murder charge.
Gordon Collins-Faunce was initially charged with elevated aggravated assault for picking up his son, 10 week old Ethan Henderson, by the head and throwing him into a chair.
But after the boy died from those injuries, the charge was upgraded to what's called Depraved Indifference Murder."
Bail for Collins-Faunce was continued at $100,000 cash, and prosecutors asked for a psychological evaluation.
The man's adoptive father, Irving Faunce, told reporters it was a "horrendous crime", and that he wants to make sure people remember young Ethan, and what happened to him. Faunce said he held the baby in the hospital shortly before he died, and promised he would try to make sure such a thing "never happened again".
Prosecutors say Collins-Faunce is not expected to be able to post bail, and will therefore remain in jail. Murder charges generally do not even allow for the possibility of bail, but prosecutors say the law that created the specific crime of Depraved Indifference Murder does include bail.
The case is expected to go to a grand jury in June.