A Wilton man is scheduled to appear in
Lewiston District Court on Monday to answer a manslaughter charge
in last month’s death of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old toddler.
State police say 25-year-old David Cook was arrested yesterday
at his mother’s home in Wilton. He is charged in the death of
Brandy Swett’s son, Matteo Hansen.
Matteo died Nov. 29 after falling down a flight of stairs at his
mother’s Wilton apartment. Police say Cook was alone with the boy
and his 3-year-old sister while Swett was at work.
The arrest followed a ruling by the state Medical Examiner’s
Office that the death was a homicide. Details of the toddler’s
injuries were not immediately released.