Edgard Anziani, 27 of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was arrested on March 1 in Maryland for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s 15 month-old baby in Bangor. The criminal suspect had been pursued by the FBI’s Boston Office, who had secured a federal arrest warrant charging him with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
In an affidavit, the baby’s mother alleged that she left the child in Edgard Anziani’s custody while she went to the hospital to be treated for severe abdominal pain in the early morning hours of February 23. Some time thereafter, Anziani handed the child to fire department officials, at which time the baby was already blue and not breathing.
Anziani told police that he heard a ‘thumping’ noise while he was in the kitchen preparing milk, and then discovered the child had collapsed on the landing of the stairs, suggesting he had fallen down the stairs. The autopsy performed, however, indicated that the child suffered injuries that “were inflicted” and “nonaccidental in nature”, including fractured bones and evidence of a human bite mark on the child’s arm.
As a result, Anziani was charged with Murder of the infant. In Massachusetts, murder is defined as the unlawful killing of another with malice or in the commission or attempted commission of certain felonies.
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Read more on this story as reported by Stefanie Geisler, Boston Globe Correspondent.