Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jury selection in trial of dad accused of murdering 3-year-old son--apparently during visitation (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

We've posted on this case before.

It is not entirely clear what the situation here was, but it appears that dad REGINALD TUMLIN had some sort of weekend visitation access. The "girlfriend" was NOT the child's mother.

Jury selection in trial of father accused of killing toddler

Posted: Jun 12, 2012 12:49 PM CDT
Updated: Jun 12, 2012 12:49 PM CDT
By Rich Sobolewski

CHATTANOOGA - (WRCB) – Jury selection began Tuesday, in the trial of father indicted for the death of his three-year-old son.

Reginald Tumlin is charged with felony murder, aggravated child abuse, and child neglect.

Police say Tumlin's girlfriend took the three-year-old boy to children's hospital at Erlanger in May of 2010, where he died.

The medical examiner's report showed the toddler died of blunt force trauma.

The autopsy report showed more than 50 bruises, several cuts and a healing burn on the toddler's body.