2012-05-11 / Front Page

Arundel man appears in court; faces depraved indifference murder charge

By Adam Chabot
Staff Writer



An Arundel father charged with murdering his 10-week-old son, Ethan Henderson, earlier this week, appeared at York County Superior Court May 11 to hear the charges against him. Gordon Collins-Faunce, 23, was charged with depraved indifference murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and assault. Collins-Collins-Faunce remains in jail on $100,000 bail.

Collins-Faunce entered the courtroom surrounded by four York County sheriff's deputies, two Maine state troopers and two security officers.

“I’m here today in honor of Ethan, to make sure he has vigorous defense,” said Irving Faunce, Gordon Collins-Faunce’s stepfather. “My wife and I will do whatever we need to do (to ensure) this doesn’t happen again.”

Faunce also said he would work on baby Ethan’s behalf to make sure “those held accountable would be.”

Faunce said he had the chance to spend time with Ethan at the hospital on Monday, May 7. He said the injuries were “irreversible” and that Ethan had been blind.

“I looked into (Ethan’s) eyes and told him he didn’t deserve any of this,” Faunce said.

Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese asked the court for a psychological evaluation. Marchese said Collins-Faunce will likely appear in court next month in front of a grand jury.


Staff Writer Adam Chabot can be reached at 282-4337 ext. 233


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