Choose denies bail for father to show up at child’s funeral

STOCKTON SPRINGS — A judge refused June 25 to allow the father of a 3-yr-outdated boy, who law enforcement say was murdered, to be unveiled on bail to manage funeral arrangements and show up at expert services for the little one.

Choose Geoffrey Rushlau denied a request by the lawyer for 30-calendar year-previous Andrew Williams to be produced on bail right up until just after the funeral.

Protection attorney Steven Peterson of Rockport argued during the court docket listening to that Andrew Williams’ mom was managing funeral arrangements and that a funeral could be held Tuesday while that was not selected.

The body of 3-year-aged Maddox Williams was envisioned to be taken from the Maine Healthcare Examiner’s Office in Augusta to the Burpee Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Property in Rockland later Friday, Peterson reported.

The child’s mom Jessica Williams, 35, who also goes by the name Jessica Trefethen, was arrested June 23, a few days after her son, Maddox Williams, was pronounced lifeless at Waldo County Basic Healthcare facility in Belfast.

The 35-year-aged was charged with wicked indifference murder in connection with her son’s demise.

Superior Court docket Justice Robert Murray established bail at $150,000 dollars.

Maddox Williams died June 20 immediately after his mom and grandmother introduced him to Waldo Basic Healthcare facility in Belfast, police stated.

An autopsy unveiled Maddox Williams had a number of bruises and abrasions – some partly healed – as perfectly as missing teeth, internal bleeding in his stomach and a fractured spine.

At Andrew Williams’ hearing June 25, Judge Rushlau also requested that Williams bail be revoked and he be held till a demo is held.

Andrew Williams was arrested Jan. 28, 2020, on a demand that he broke into a property and commenced thieving things although carrying his son Maddox who was 2-several years-aged at the time.

Williams was charged with burglary, felony theft, endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of unlawful possession of medications.

In accordance to police, the tenant in the Beech Street residence noted he was doing the job upstairs just prior to noon Tuesday, when he listened to what sounded like an infant crying or screaming. He then obtained a cell phone get in touch with from a neighbor who described that there was a man outside the house his condominium with his golf clubs.

The tenant went downstairs and the person, afterwards recognized as Williams, was in his eating space holding a child and an armload of the tenant’s belongings, according to an affidavit filed by Rockland police in the Knox County courtroom.

The tenant confronted Williams and he available different causes for becoming there, which include he was advised there was an open up household at the condominium and he was wanting for an apartment. Williams also mentioned he considered he listened to an individual say “come in,” and later on said his son opened the door just after listening to a dog barking inside.

Williams informed officers that his situation worker told him about the condominium, then recognized the situation employee as “Pablo Escobar.”

Williams was produced on bail immediately after these prices had been submitted, but he was arrested all over again on charges of functioning less than the affect and possession of a firearm by a prohibited particular person. There were being little ones in the automobile when he was arrested for that OUI, Deputy District Attorney Christopher Fernald claimed.

The prosecutor stated, after the hearing, he did not know if Maddox Williams was one of the young children in the vehicle.

Deputy District Attorney Christopher Fernald asked Williams’ bail be revoked mainly because of his intensive felony heritage, and because a tentative settlement has been reached where Williams would serve 18 months for the remarkable rates.

Justice Rushlau instructed Williams even though he will not release him on bail, the Sheriff’s Office can choose him to the funeral. The choice rests with the sheriff, the decide reported.

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