Maine man accused of killing 1-month-old son, cries during court appearance: report

maine man accused of killing one month old son cries during court appearance
Source: Piscataquis County Jail, Mega

Sep. 2 2021, Published 10:34 a.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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FOX 23 reported that several of Melvin’s neighbors, who lived with him in a mobile park in Milo, Maine, do not believe he is capable of such an act. They thought he was friendly.

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.

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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.

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