A 34-year-old West Hartford man is in custody and charged with the untimely death of his infant.
By Ronni Newton
A West Hartford infant died Saturday, and police said Sunday that the child’s father has been arrested and charged in the baby’s death.
Grant McAuslan, 34, of West Hartford is currently in custody and being held on $1.25 million surety bond after he was arrested by warrant. He has been charged with first-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor.
According to Capt. Eric Rocheleau, police responded to a call Friday night at 11:21 p.m. regarding a “medical emergency” at a West Hartford home. They were told that an infant had “sustained injuries from a fall while in the care of a parent.”
The injuries were severe, and the infant was transported via ambulance to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment. Due to the extent of the apparent injuries, the West Hartford Police Department’s Detective Division also launched an investigation, Rocheleau said.
Police were informed Saturday that the infant had died as a result of the sustained injuries, and subsequently arrested McAuslan via warrant.
Police did not release further information regarding either the age or the sex of the infant.
The investigation remains active and ongoing, police said.
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