Man accused in son's death opts for jury trial

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Ian Gulbin, who is accused in the death of his 13-month-old son, reluctantly rejected a plea offer on Monday.

In court, Gulbin said he wanted more time to contemplate the plea offer from the Oneida County District Attorney's Office, but the judge pointed out he's already had a month to mull the decision. Gulbin rejected the plea, and the case will move forward for a jury trial.

The judge did tell Gulbin if he changes his mind before trial, he could still accept the offer. He is due back in court on March 17.

Details of the plea offer were not released, but given the judge's stern warning to Gulbin he could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted at trial, it appears the offer may involve less prison time, but neither attorney is commenting.

Brayden Gulbin's mother came home from work in November to find her baby lifeless on the floor near his crib in their Bridgewater apartment. The child suffered skull fractures, facial injuries, a lacerated liver and internal bleeding. Ian Gulbin is charged with murder.


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