Judge: Evidence Against Vermont Man in 2-Year-Old Boy’s Death Is “Paper Thin”

Joshua Blow, 26, of Shelburn, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Aiden Haskins

Joshua Blow Aiden Haskins

A Vermont judge says the evidence against a Shelburne man charged with killing a 2-year-old is "paper thin."

Judge Michael Kupersmith says the evidence exists to continue holding 26-year-old Joshua Blow, "but it is doubtful" the prosecution "could survive a motion to dismiss."

Blow is being held on $25,000 bail.

Blow is facing a second-degree murder charge in the July 22 death of Aiden Haskins of Shelburne. He has pleaded not guilty.

Last month, the medical examiner's office reported that Aiden's fatal injuries may have predated his death by "days to weeks."

The Burlington Free Press reports that after the new evidence emerged, prosecutors asked the court to review their case.

Blow's lawyer did not return a call seeking comment. 

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