With the death of the infant son, charges against dad GORDON COLLINS-FAUNCE will probably be upgraded to homicide.
Rest in peace, little one.
Arundel infant dies; father charged with assault
By Laura Dolce
May 08, 2012 8:42 AM
ARUNDEL — A 2 ½ month old boy police said was assaulted by his father died early this morning at Maine Medical Center, police said.
Maine State Police said Ethan Henderson died shortly after midnight after being taken off life support.
The infant's father, Gordon Collins-Faunce, 23, had been charged with aggravated assault of a child under the age of 6 on Sunday evening.
Police say the death is now considered a homicide and charges are likely to be upgraded. The Maine Attorney General's Office is expected to make that decision later Tuesday.
The baby was first brought to Maine Medical Center on Saturday morning after he was found unresponsive by family members at his home at 521 Limerick Road.
State Police said a team of five detectives worked during the weekend investigating the assault.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services removed two other children from the house on Saturday, including Henderson's twin brother, police said.
Henderson lives with Collins-Faunce, and his mother, Christina Henderson, 23.
Henderson was first transported to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford then transferred to the Portland hospital.
Collins-Faunce was taken to the York County Jail and had his first court appearance yesterday.
He entered no plea and was held on $100,000 bond.