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Trial of Father Charged in Baby’s Death Starts Tuesday

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A judge's trial of a Bangor, Maine, man charged in the death of his 3-month-old son is about to start.

The first day of the manslaughter trial of Dustin Brown is Tuesday. He was 18 when his son died nearly three years ago.

Bangor police say they responded to the home for a baby who was not breathing on Nov. 25, 2012. The infant was taken the hospital, where he died.

Brown told police the baby went limp during a feeding. An autopsy indicates infant Xander Brown died from trauma.

Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The trial will be a bench trial with no jury. Brown waived his right to a jury on Nov. 6. 

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