The Bridgwater man accused of killing his 13-month-old son in November now facing more serious charges. 31-year-old Ian Gulbin indicted this week on murder charges by an Oneida County grand jury. Gulbin was initially charged with manslaughter because there was no evidence that he had intentionally meant to kill his son. Investigators could only conclude that he did not seek medical help for his injured son. But now, Gulbin's facing harsher charges. Nearly one-year-old Brayden Gulbin, left alone with his father one night. The baby's mother Anastasia Hogan returning from work the next morning.. "Upon entering the bedroom she found her son Brayden lying lifeless on the floor near the crib," said Sheriff Rob Maciol. Police responding to this home were told Brayden fell from his crib. An autopsy telling a very different story--cuts, bruises, and a skull fracture. "And sometimes that will be the explanation and sometimes that's what really happened and sometimes that's not what really happened," said Sgt. Denise Luker. The death ruled a homicide. Brayden's older brother was removed to the home and taken here to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center where he was interviewed by Sgt. Luker. "Anyone who might have seen something our could've been involved or could have been another victim would all be interviewed and spoken to, counseling's always made available to any family members," she said. Gulbin was charged with manslaughter, but a grand jury Thursday added second degree murder to the list. Natalie Brown of the YWCA says this case highlights a bigger problem-- domestic violence in the area. And what the staff noticed that even for young babies at time when they'll hear a sudden noise that isn't that out of the ordinary, but for them it's a signal that something bad is going to happen and they'll wince," she said. And cases like Brayden's are seemingly rising. "Yeah that last year or two it seems we've had more serious physical abuse cases and child fatalities at this point no idea as to why but that is certainly what we've been seeing," said Sgt. Luker. Ian Gulbin will be arraigned in Oneida County Court Monday.
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