- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Lewiston man charged with murder in the death of his infant son does not have to undergo a mental health evaluation that was sought by prosecutors.

The Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1fLwJWq ) reports that a judge made her decision in the case of Danny Adams on Wednesday.

Police allege the 24-year-old Adams forced a pacifier into the mouth of his 14-week-old son, Zade, and then held it in place last December to keep him from crying. Adams told police he had been using heroin and marijuana the night before.

The cause of death was asphyxiation.

Adams remains held without bail after pleading not guilty.

His lawyer said if the prosecution thinks his client has mental health issues, then the charges are “unfair, unethical and should be dismissed.”

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Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com

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