Windsor man charged with manslaughter in death of boy, 2

Jeremiah Beason, 24, of of 625 Thoreau Circle, Windsor was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and risk of injury to a child in connection with the death of a Windham boy, 2, last year, state police said. (State police mugshot) A Windsor man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a two-year-old Windham boy last June, state police said.

The man, Jeremiah Beason, 24, of 625 Thoreau Circle, was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and risk of injury to a child.

He was held in lieu of a $500,000 bond and later arraigned in Danielson Superior Court. A judge reduced his bond to $350,000 and continued his case to April 24.

Beason was being held today in lieu of bond in pretrial detention at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville.

State police from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad arrested Beason following a lengthy investigation that began last June 26.

According to state police, Beason was watching the boy overnight at his Windham apartment on June 25 when the boy suffered a skull fracture that led to cardiac arrest and his death a couple of days later.

At the time, Beason said that the boy was injured when he fell out of bed, state police said.However, a doctor who examined the boy determined that his injuries “could not be plausibly explained by a bed fall,” and the medical examiner ruled that the boy’s death was a homicide, state police said.According to the affidavit supporting Beason’s arrest, events […]

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