Maurice Christopher Faison, 24, was sentenced Thursday by Monroe County Court Judge James Piampiano to 25 years to life in prison for the Sept. 3 murder of his 9-month-old son Tristen.
An autopsy revealed the child died of massive brain trauma suffered while in the defendant’s exclusive care.
Faison initially denied any involvement in the child’s injuries. At trial, he tried to say the infant’s injuries were the results of an accidental fall. Medical experts, however, were able to demonstrate that the injuries were not consistent with the defendant’s explanations and were in fact much more severe.
A jury found Faison guilty on June 25 of second-degree murder.
The case was prosecuted by Andra Ackerman, deputy chief of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Trial Division.
“Maurice Faison didn’t just fatally assault his son, he assaulted his son and left him alone for two hours to die, with no hope of being saved,” said Ackerman. “The defendant’s acts that afternoon showed a depraved indifference to human life and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in bringing justice to this most innocent of victims.”