Dad MARSHALL COLE is charged with murder in the child abuse death of his infant son. This guy sounds like one of those deliberate, cold-blooded sociopaths who just kill for the hell of it. Doesn't sound like "frustration" or "snapping" played any role at all--as bogus as those excuses can get at times.
Father Appears In Court For Child's Killing
Marshall Cole Being Held On $250,000 Bond
POSTED: Saturday, January 30, 2010
UPDATED: 10:10 pm EST January 30, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville father appeared in court for the first time Saturday facing charges of murder in the death of his son.
Marshall Cole, 49, is being held on $250,000 bond. The judge also stipulated upon Cole's release that he have to wear an ankle monitoring device.
Cole was arrested Friday in the death of Marcus Cole.
A chief medical examiner said an autopsy determined that the injuries that led to the child's death were a result of child abuse.
An arrest warrant was issued on Jan. 8 leading to Friday's arrest.
Both of the child's parents told police Cole took his son into a back bedroom of their home to put the child to sleep, according to a police report.
Cole was alone with the child in the bedroom for a minimum of 30 minutes, according to the report.
Cole told police he heard a noise from his son and noticed he was not breathing, according to the report. The baby's mother said she went to the room and found Cole sitting next to the baby but not calling for help or trying to help the child.