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Conn. Father Charged With Throwing Baby Off Bridge Faces A Judge

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Tony Moreno

A 21-year-old Connecticut man accused of throwing his infant son off the Arrigoni Bridge made his first court appearance Tuesday as his attorney asked for more time to prepare for a pre-trial hearing.Judge David Gold continued Tony Moreno's case to Sept. 15. Public Defender James McKay requested a waiver of the time limit to hold a probable cause hearing, which will determine if there is enough evidence to bring the murder case to trial.

Moreno has been held in a state Department of Correction medical unit under suicide watch since jumping from the bridge into the Connecticut River in Middletown on July 5, shortly after police say he threw 7-month-old Aaden Moreno off the bridge.

He spoke only briefly in court, indicating he understood his attorney's request.

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