Danbury father accused of killing infant enters not guilty plea

DANBURY — The Housman Street man charged with manslaughter in the death of his 20-month-old son last month appeared in court Wednesday and entered a not-guilty plea.

City police charged Christian P. Williams, 25, with first-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a child for the Sept. 29 death of his son, Ayden Baskay.

Mr. Williams has been held on a total of $850,000 bond since his Oct. 1 arrest, which also included two probation violation charges.

Few details have been released about the events that led to the child’s death by blunt force injury to the head with subdural hemorrhaging. Police have said that the child was in Williams’ care at the time and investigators determined he inflicted the fatal injuries.

The arrest warrant against Williams has been sealed and prosecutors on Wednesday moved to have search warrants secured in the investigation sealed as well.

Williams is being represented by Assistant Public Defender Jeffrey D. Hutcoe in the manslaughter case and Special Public Defender Vicki Hutchinson in the probation violation cases.

Williams had previously been investigated by city police and the state Department of Children and Families for an allegation of child abuse in 2012. No charges resulted from that investigation though the child’s mother, Jacqueline Baskay, entered into an agreement with DCF to keep Williams away from Ayden.

The case was continued to Nov. 21.

Dennis O'Malley