A Lewiston man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he killed his infant son and he will continue to be held on $100,000 bail for the foreseeable future.

Danny Adams, 24, was arrested Jan. 7 at his apartment on Rideout Avenue where he lived with 3-month-old Zade Adams and the child’s mother.

The boy was found unresponsive in his crib on Dec. 14. An investigation by the State Medical Examiner and Maine State Police determined that Adams died of asphyxiation, police said. Adams told police he forced a pacifier into the baby’s mouth and an hour later realized he wasn’t breathing. He told police that he had been using heroin and marijuana the night before and that he was frustrated because the child wouldn’t stop crying, according to court papers.

On Thursday, Adams was arraigned in Androscoggin Superior Court in Auburn and entered not guilty pleas to charges of depraved indifference murder and manslaughter. He did not challenge his bail though his attorney reserved the right to ask for a modification of bail in the future.

Assistant Attorney General Matthew Crockett said the state must turn over investigative information to the defense by April 1 and the two sides have three months to submit motions to the court.

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