Dad GEOFFREY KELLY has been arrested on attempted murder charges in the case. The 8-year-old son is in critical condition. Notice that Dad also threatened the arresting police officers with a hammer. What happened? Did he misplace the baseball bat?
Redding man accused of baseball bat attack on son
The Associated Press
The father of an 8-year-old boy who police found bloodied and beaten with a baseball bat is under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.
Redding police say 53-year-old Geoffrey Kelly flew into a rage on Thursday morning and struck his son multiple times with an aluminum baseball bat.
The Record Searchlight of Redding reports that the child was taken to a Sacramento hospital, he remained in critical condition Friday.
The boy's mother told police she was stirred from sleep by the attack and found Kelly standing near the boy's bed.
Police say Kelly has a criminal history, and in February he was arrested after threatening officers with a hammer and stabbing himself with a knife.
Kelly is being held in Shasta County jail on $500,000 bail.