Easton woman indicted on charges involving the death of her infant son

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 12:20 PM EDT
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EASTON, Maine (WAGM) -An Easton woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of her infant son.

According to the Maine Attorney General’s Office, 28-year-old Mariah Dobbins was indicted by a grand jury on July 14th.

According to Shannon Moss, Spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety : On Saturday, March 19, 2022, medical personnel and the Maine State Police were called to 311 Center Road in Easton for an unresponsive 1-year-old child. The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The child was taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Augusta for an autopsy and results had been pending. The investigation continued and Detectives received the results from the OCME which ruled the child’s death as a homicide.

Court documents from Aroostook Superior Court in Presque Isle say Dobbins allegedly caused the death of one-year-old Jaden Raymond “recklessly or with criminal negligence” on March 19th .

Charges weren’t filed until July 14th. Dobbins bail was set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety. Bail Conditions state that Dobbins is to have no contact with any children under 10 except for her son as approved by DHHS.

The documents state Raymond was a “family or household member” of Dobbins.

Raymond’s obituary states he was Dobbins’ son.

No other information including cause of death is being released at this time. WAGM will continue to follow this story.

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