Monday, August 12, 2013

Dad charged with killing 3-month-old son; was "frustrated" over his video games (Fort Edward, New York)

It's remarkable how many male "caretakers" react violently when a crying baby interrupts their video game. Check out the tab for many, many other examples.

Dad is identified as KEVIN WAYNE KING.

Father charged with killing 3-month-old son

Updated: Monday, August 12 2013, 03:31 PM EDT

FORT EDWARD -- A 30-year-old Fort Edward man has been charged with killing his infant son.

According to Fort Edward Police, 3-month-old Brett King was brought to Glens Falls Hospital on Sunday afternoon by his mother and father with life-threatening injuries. The boy was immediately flown to Albany Med because of the extent of his injuries but died shortly after. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time. The alleged incident happened at 25 Lydius Street in Fort Edward sometime early Sunday afternoon.

Fort Edward Police charged the boys father, 30-year-old Kevin Wayne King, with second degree murder and first degree manslaughter. According to court papers, King picked up his son by the torso, shook him and threw him onto the ground because he was upset that the baby was crying while he played video games. Police say when they questioned King about what happened to his son, his account of what happened didn't match up with the boys injuries. After he provided several false accounts, police say he confessed.

The boys mother, who remains unidentified at this time, was not home when the child was fatally injured. Police say she had gone out to run errands and, when she returned home, saw that something was wrong with the child and immediately took him to the hospital.

The couple do no have any other children together but both have children from previous relationships that live in that Lydius Street home. None of those children were home at the time of the alleged incident.

King was arraigned and remanded to Washington County Jail without bail.

An autopsy is being performed on the baby to determine an exact cause of death.