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Eddington man charged with injuring baby son indicted on assault charges

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BANGOR, Maine — An Eddington man has been indicted on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence assault on a child for allegedly injuring his baby son.

A Penobscot County grand jury indicted 24-year-old Morgan Gunnell on Wednesday.

According to court documents, Gunnell called 911 from his home on May 7 and reported that his then 6-month-old son was unresponsive. The child was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

There, doctors discovered bruising on the baby's brain from several separate instances of trauma, leading authorities to suspect abuse.

Gunnell's attorney said his client did not harm the baby and the injuries were caused by a seizure.

Gunnell remains jailed on $20,000 bail.

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