ARUNDEL, Maine (CBS Connecticut/AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office has brought a murder charge, as well as other charges, against a father who told police he squeezed his infant son’s head and threw him into a chair, causing injuries that led to his death.

Spokeswoman Brenda Kielty says four charges were filed Wednesday against 23-year-old Gordon Collins-Faunce – murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and assault.

Collins-Faunce originally faced an aggravated assault charge after the 2 1/2-month-old was injured Saturday at his Arundel home. The boy died early Tuesday, reportedly due to injuries sustained by the father’s attack.

A police affidavit says Collins-Faunce acknowledged being angry because the baby was crying and holding the boy suspended by his head before throwing him into a chair.

He told police that the force he used was “eight or nine” on a scale of 1 to 10.

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