CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man was indicted in the death of a toddler earlier this year, the attorney general’s office said Thursday.
Douglas Barton, 39, of Loudon, was indicted on second-degree murder and reckless second-degree murder for causing the death of Colton Emery on Sept. 24.
Police say Barton assaulted the 23-month-old multiple times. He was arrested in September in Manchester and continues to be held without bail. Barton has a criminal history dating back decades, including charges involving burglary and drugs.
Barton’s attorney could not be reached for comment and a number could not be found for him.
NH AG NEWS RELEASE: Indictment of Douglas Barton for the Murder of Colton Emery pic.twitter.com/zTM0rMEe7z
— NH DOJ (@NH_DOJ) December 26, 2019
NEW: this is Douglas Barton, the man charged with murder in #Loudon. Investigators say he killed 23-month-old Colton Emery by physically assaulting the toddler multiple times #WMUR pic.twitter.com/Eav33NFE8C
— Mike Cronin Jr. (@MikeCroninWMUR) September 28, 2019