The Latest: Father of baby found floating in water arraigned

The Latest: Father of baby found floating in water arraigned Photo: AP

August 10, 2018 11:51 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man who authorities say tossed his dead child into the water and then fled to Thailand (all times local)

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A man who fled to Thailand after allegedly throwing his dead 7-month-old son into a river has been arraigned in New York on a charge of concealing a corpse.

James Currie was ordered held without bail following his arraignment Friday.

Defense lawyer Norman Williams said people should keep an open mind and "not convict this man until they see evidence that he did something wrong."

Police say 37-year-old Currie tossed the dead baby into the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. A tourist from Oklahoma spotted the child's body Sunday.

Currie was apprehended at the airport in Bangkok and brought back to New York on Thursday.

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A man who fled to Thailand after allegedly tossing his dead 7-month-old son into a river has been returned to New York and arrested.

Police say 37-year-old James Currie carried the dead baby in a backpack before tossing him into the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge.

A tourist from Oklahoma spotted the child's body Sunday. Her husband pulled the lifeless baby from the water and tried to revive him.

Authorities say Currie tried to flee to Thailand but was stopped at the airport in Bangkok. Currie was returned to New York on Thursday and arrested early Friday on a charge of concealing a human corpse.

Additional charges against Currie could be filed pending an autopsy. It's not clear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.

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