Judge denies bail for father to go to child’s funeral

Maddox Williams #justiceformaddox GoFundMe page A decide refused to allow the father of a 3-calendar…

Maddox Williams #justiceformaddox GoFundMe page

A decide refused to allow the father of a 3-calendar year-aged boy, who was murdered, to be unveiled on bail to deal with funeral preparations and show up at providers for the child.

Judge Geoffrey Rushlau denied June 25 a ask for by the lawyer for 30-12 months-outdated Andrew Williams to be unveiled on bail until following the funeral.

Defense legal professional Steven Peterson of Rockport argued during the courtroom hearing that Williams’ mom was handling the funeral preparations and that a funeral could be held Tuesday even though that was not certain.

The physique of 3-12 months-previous Maddox Williams was expected to be taken from Maine Professional medical Examiner’s Place of work to the Burpee Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral House in Rockland later on June 25, Peterson said.

The child’s mom Jessica Williams, 35, who also goes by the name Jessica Trefethen, was arrested June 23, three days soon after her son, Maddox Williams, was pronounced dead at Waldo County General Clinic in Belfast. The 35-year-old has been billed with wicked indifference murder in link with her son’s dying.

Remarkable Court Justice Robert Murray set bail at $150,000 hard cash.

Maddox Williams died June 27 immediately after his mom and grandmother introduced him to Waldo General Medical center in Belfast, police mentioned.

An autopsy unveiled Maddox Williams experienced a number of bruises and abrasions – some partly healed – as very well as lacking enamel, internal bleeding in his stomach and a fractured spine.

At Andrew Williams’ hearing June 25, Decide Rushlau also purchased that Williams bail be revoked and that he be held till a trial is held.

Andrew Williams was arrested Jan. 28, 2020 on a charge that he broke into a dwelling and began stealing products whilst carrying his son Maddox who was 2-yrs-outdated at the time.

Williams charged with theft, felony theft, endangering the welfare of a kid and two counts of illegal possession of medicine.

In accordance to police, the tenant in the Beech Avenue residence documented that he was performing upstairs just in advance of midday on Tuesday when he read what sounded like an infant crying or screaming. He then acquired a mobile phone connect with from a neighbor who claimed that there was a gentleman exterior his condominium with his golfing golf equipment.

The tenant went downstairs and the person, afterwards identified as Williams, was in his eating home keeping a little one and an armload of the tenant’s possessions, in accordance to an affidavit submitted by Rockland police in the Knox County court docket.

The tenant confronted Williams and he provided different good reasons for currently being there, like he was told there was an open house at the condominium and he was on the lookout for an condominium. Williams also claimed he assumed he read anyone to say “come in” and later claimed his son opened the doorway after listening to a doggy barking within.

Williams also told officers that his case employee informed him about the condominium and then discovered his case employee as “Pablo Escobar.”

Williams was launched on bail soon after these fees had been submitted but he was arrested all over again on expenses of operating underneath the influence and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. There were small children in the car or truck when he was arrested for that OUI, Deputy District Legal professional Christopher Fernald said. The prosecutor mentioned soon after the listening to that he did not know if Maddox Williams was a single of the kids in the auto.

Deputy District Lawyer Christopher Fernald questioned that Williams’ bail be revoked due to the fact of his extensive legal background, and for the reason that a tentative arrangement has been reached in which Williams would serve 18 months for the outstanding charges.

Justice Rushlau informed Williams although he won’t release him on bail, the Sheriff’s Office environment can acquire him to the funeral. The choice rests with the sheriff, the choose said.

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