Brewer man charged in infant son’s death

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Maine State Police arrested 36-year-old Ronald Harding of Brewer. Harding is charged with manslaughter in the death of his 6-week-old infant son. 

On Monday, May 31, 2021, Harding called 911 to report that his son was unresponsive and not breathing.
The child was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in critical condition. He was pronounced dead on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

An autopsy performed by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner revealed that the infant died from inflicted injuries.

Ronald Harding was arrested at the Brewer Police Department and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.