A Simsbury man accused of causing severe physical injuries to his infant son is scheduled to appear at Enfield Superior Court on Tuesday, according to court records.
Christopher R. Berman, 29, of Simsbury is being held on several charges involving two separate incidents when he allegedly caused physical injuries to his infant son.
Berman is expected to enter a plea on November 20 but according to court records he has not obtained any legal representation. Berman is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.
Berman, the primary caregiver of his infant son, allegedly caused injuries that include a broken tibia and severe bruising on his spine, buttocks, and torso. All the bruises were in various stages of healing, according to warrants.
While Berman initially denied that he physically injured his son, he later confessed to investigators that on one occasion he was "frustrated with the baby" and admitted to handling his son "too aggressively," according to a warrant.
Berman told police that when he was trying to get the child to stop crying he aggressively grabbed him by the leg causing the child's bone to break.
"I bent his leg forward toward his head and I heard a popping noise. I knew that I hurt him and he cried out in pain," Berman said in a statement to police.
Police are still investigating an incident that caused the infant to suffer a sudden heart failure. According to warrants, the injuries suffered by Berman's son were said to be severe enough to cause permanent brain damage.
Berman is charged with second degree assault and risk of injury to a minor stemming from the Sept. 9 incident and first degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor stemming from the July 29 incident.