– A Monticello man is being held on $1 million bond after being accused of causing severe head injuries to his girlfriend’s young son.

The boy, who will be 2 next month, is in a coma and in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. Matthew Stewart, 21, was in a Wright County courtroom Thursday on a charge of first-degree assault.

Braydon Decker was rushed Tuesday to the Monticello hospital, where physicians later contacted Wright County investigators when they determined the toddler had suffered severe head trauma, according to a report from WCCO-TV.

A criminal complaint says Stewart told investigators the child appeared to have a seizure after crying and throwing a tantrum. Court records do not list a defense attorney.

Associated Press