Monday, June 17, 2013

Dad charged with capital murder in death of 2-month-old son; baby's skull fractured during Dad's visitation (Houston, Texas)

Why 2-month-old babies should not be subjected to visitation with sperm donors....

Dad is identified as JOSHUA CLAY.

Dad charged with capital murder in baby's death

Updated at 01:49 PM today

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two-month-old Jaden Clay died back in March, and now, his father is charged with capital murder in the infant's death.

On March 11, Jaden was rushed to the hospital where doctors discovered he had a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain and a liver laceration. He died four days later.

According to court documents, doctors says the injuries were consistent with abuse, and the explanations given by Jaden's father and other witnesses didn't explain the baby's wounds.

Jaden's mother reportedly told police that she had dropped the baby off with his father, and when she picked him up two days later, he wasn't responding normally. She says the baby's father told her he had rolled over the baby, and that the child had scratched his eyes.

Joshua Clay, 28, is charged with capital murder. No bond has been set.