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Man Found Not Guilty of Tossing Infant Son Down Stairs

William Lord was cleared Wednesday by a Kennebec County jury

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    Man Found Not Guilty of Tossing Infant Son Down Stairs
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    A 40-year-old Maine man has been found not guilty of throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs inside his Wayne home.

    The Kennebec Journal reports
    William Lord was cleared Wednesday by a Kennebec County jury on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence assault on a child less than 6 years old.

    Lord's attorney, Robert Ruffner, successfully argued that the jury couldn't believe the testimony of the child's mother because she was out to hurt his client.

    The jury agreed with Ruffner's assessment that the physical evidence contradicted Ericka Melanson's side of the story.

    The boy was hospitalized with a skull fracture on Oct. 19, 2014. Ruffner contended that the child would've suffered "more significant injuries" if he was actually thrown down the stairs.

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