January 18, 2022

11-month-old’s death may spur more charges

BIDDEFORD – A man accused of violently shaking his girlfriend’s infant son could soon face more serious charges because the child was declared dead Tuesday.

Police have already charged Sean Small, 25, with aggravated assault.

The child, 11-month-old Chason Treadwell, had been on life support and was declared dead Tuesday, according to state police spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Authorities would make a decision about additional charges after an autopsy is performed, McCausland said.

The autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

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