A 28-year-old Maine man has been accused of killing his one-month-old son and cried during his first court appearance, according to a report.
On Aug. 29, officials said Sylus Melvin, who was born July 28, was found dead, but the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death have not been made public.
The boy’s father, 28-year-old Reginald Melvin, has been charged with depraved indifference murder. According to Fox 23, Melvin cried during his court appearance on the charges.
While neighbors said they have never seen or heard of Melvin being violent, his criminal history goes back to March 2012. He was charged more than six times with domestic violence and in 2020 and 2021. He also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of drug possession and received a fine.
Some of Melvin’s neighbors told FOX 23 they heard loud arguing between Melvin and his girlfriend he lived with, but no signs of violence.
Melvin's bail was set at $250,000 cash, authorities said. Police said the investigation continues in this case.