Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dad convicted of 1st-degree murder in death of 3-month-old son; gets life in prison (Tampa, Florida)

Killer dad is identified as NICHOLAS SCOBLE.

Man gets life for baby's death

Published 7:24 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to life in prison for his infant son's death. A Hillsborough County judge sentenced 27-year-old Charles Scoble on Friday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Authorities say 3-month-old Nicholas Scoble was in his father's care in 2007 when he was found not breathing in his crib. He was taken to a Tampa hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy found that the child had suffered head trauma, while an investigation determined that Charles Scoble had willfully and intentionally injured the boy.