Dad RANDEL THOMAS has been charged with 1st-degree murder in the suffocation death of his 4-month-old son. Not a word on where Mom was or is.
Bolingbrook dad charged with killing infant
By Justin Kmitch Daily Herald Staff Contact writer Randel Thomas
A 19-year-old Bolingbrook man, charged with the first-degree murder of his 4-month-old son, is being held on $5 million bond in Will County.
Prosecutors allege that Randel Thomas, at about 2 p.m. Friday, "pushed down on the head of Christopher Thomas with his hand, thereby suffocating Christopher Thomas."
Bolingbrook police Lt. Michael Rompa said police and fire rescue workers responded to a 911 call and found Christopher unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and pronounced dead.
Thomas and his grandparents, who also live at 185 Jeffrey Lane, were home at the time of the incident. Charges have not been pursued against his grandparents.
Thomas is next scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 in Will County.