MIT alum and employee charged with son’s murder

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Geoffrey V. Wilson ’02, current Media Lab employee, has been charged with the first-degree murder of his six-month-old son. Wilson, 31, is an MIT alumnus and an administrator at the Media Lab.

MIT alumnus and Media Lab intellectual property rights manager Geoffrey V. Wilson ’02 was arrested and charged with the murder of his 6-month-old son, Nathan, on Sunday night.

Nathan Wilson was left in his father’s care in the family’s home in Malden, Mass., while his mother attended church, the Boston Globe reported. The baby’s mother returned home on Sunday night to find him unresponsive. After attempting and failing to contact Nathan’s pediatrician, Geoffrey Wilson took the baby to Children’s Hospital, where Nathan was later pronounced dead. His brain injuries and the bruises on his forehead, neck, and chin suggest that he had died from shaken baby syndrome, prosecutor Marcy Jackson said. Wilson, 31, admitted to shaking his son but claimed that he was doing so only gently to simulate the motion of a car going over a speed bump.

Wilson was arraigned Monday afternoon by Malden District Court Judge Lee G. Johnson and is being held without bail at the Malden District Court. He has pleaded not guilty and will next appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on March 29.