NEW BEDFORD (AP) - A New Bedford man accused of causing his 6-week-old son's severe brain injury has been ordered held without bail for up to 90 days following a dangerousness hearing.
A district court judge Wednesday found 25-year-old Tristan Martel Walker to be a danger to public safety and ordered him held.
Walker was charged with assault and battery on a child with serious injury after police went to his apartment about 5:30 a.m. on July 29 in response to a call that the baby wasn't breathing.
Police tell The Standard-Times the baby remains hospitalized with a life-threatening brain injury.
Walker told police he was bouncing the child up and down against his shoulder in an effort to burp him without supporting the child's head.
His lawyer says his client denies guilt.
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