Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dad admits killing 3-year-old son to his own father (Anaconda, Montana)

We've reported on dad JEREMY CRAMER before.

New details in murder of child near Anaconda by his father

Posted: Jul 20, 2013 11:58 AM

by Dennis Carlson
Updated: Jul 20, 2013 11:58 AM

New details in murder of child near Anaconda by his father

ANACONDA - Jeremy Cramer has been formally charged with deliberate homicide in the death of his three-year-old son.

The court papers, which reveal new details of the alleged crime, were filed in District Court on Friday, including statements from Cramer about the death of his son Broderick.

Brody was reportedly taken from his family's home in Lacey, Washington, on July 8th by his father, reportedly triggered by a domestic dispute with the boy's mother.

The boy's mother, Natalie, then tried calling Jeremy more than 50 times, but he didn't answer and didn't return her text messages. She checked their bank account, and saw he had filled up his truck in Moses Lake.

Lacey police issued a bulletin to law enforcement to look for the vehicle in order to conduct a welfare check on Cramer and his son.

That night, Anaconda-Deer Lodge police officers were called to a convenience store at around 10:30 p.m. after a clerk reportedly saw a man trying to wash blood off his body and clothes in the restroom. 

The man, later identified as Jeremy Cramer, was then taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Police found Cramer's vehicle five miles southeast of town on Montana Secondary Highway 569, but the child was not found at the time.

At daybreak on Tuesday, authorities began searching again and found the boy's body off of Mill Creek Road about five miles southeast of Anaconda.

At one point Cramer made a phone call from jail to his father which was recorded.

In the call his father questioned him repeatedly about Brody:

Father: Maybe he's still alive. 

Jeremy Cramer: Dad, Brody's dead. 

Father: Are you sure? 

Jeremy Cramer: My son is dead, 100 percent, my son is dead, yes I did it, something did it of me, but I didn't do it. 

Cramer also is said to have told law officers after that phone call: "I just want to relay to somebody a 4-year-old kid got carved up..."

On the morning of July 9th, officers recovered Brody's body on the west side of the Mill Creek Highway.

At the scene, investigators found a fixed blade knife and a large rock with blood and hair evidence on it.
The Montana State Crime Lab determined that Brody's cause of death was "homicidal violence with blunt force and sharp force trauma."

Court documents state that Cramer is a previous methamphetamine user.

An empty prescription container for amphetamine salts, a generic substitute for Adderall, was found in Cramer's possession.

Cramer is scheduled to appear in District Court at the end of the month.