Delmar Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison in Death of Newborn Son

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Image courtesy Wicomico County State’s Attorney

A Delmar, Maryland man has been sentenced to 40 year in prison after he pleaded guilty to 1st degree child abuse resulting in death.  31 year old Shane Faucette was given the maximum sentence following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.  Faucette admitted to punching his 18 day old son in the head because he wouldn’t stop crying – then delayed getting medical attention for the boy for about 3 hours.  Doctors found numerous head injuries, skull bone fractures and other injuries.  The child was pronounced dead in Salisbury.