Evidence suggest toddler's injuries didn't happen at once

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SHELBURNE, Vermont — New evidence in the case of a Vermont man charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son suggest the child's fatal injuries may not have all happened at once.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/YXfTuU) state Chief Medical Examiner Steven Shapiro said some of Aiden Haskins' injuries possibly happened "days to weeks" before his death.

Joshua Blow of Shelburne pleaded not guilty last month. Prosecutors said the child died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck, skull fractures and broken vertebrae.

Public defender Sally Adams said in court Tuesday the new evidence doesn't rule anyone out as a potential suspect. She said it doesn't support grounds for the second-degree murder charge.

Prosecutors have until Friday to respond.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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