Barnstable County

Cape Cod man arraigned on murder charge in death of 6-week-old infant, DA says

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A Cape Cod man has been indicted for his role in the death of an infant in 2021, authorities said.

Randy Patterson-Gerber, 25, formally of Centerville, was arraigned Monday in Barnstable Superior Court on a charge of first-degree murder, according to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.

On Sept. 7, 2021, Barnstable Police received a call around 10:25 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive six-week-old infant, the DA’s office said. Responding officers reportedly found the baby discolored and cool to the touch.

After CPR was performed, the baby was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and eventually, a Boston area hospital via med flight where he passed away, prosecutors said.

The baby died allegedly while under the care of Patterson-Gerber and prosecutors cited a doctor’s report, suggesting the 6-week-old died after suffering severe blunt force trauma.

Patterson-Gerber will be back in court on January 3 for a pretrial hearing.

The investigation was conducted by the Unsolved Homicide Unit of the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office, the Barnstable Police Department, and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.

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