Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dad charged with murdering 5-month-old son (Pitt County, North Carolina)

Dad is identified as JOHNATHAN BROOKS.

NEW INFO: Suspect In Baby Murder Was Former Detention Officer

By: Carly Swain
Updated: Thu 2:33 PM, Sep 19, 2013

A former detention officer for a county near Charlotte has been charged in Pitt County with killing his five month old baby.

28-year-old Johnathan Brooks was arrested Wednesday for the murder of his son, Ayden, who was five months old when he died in July. He was rushed to the hospital after the father called 911, saying the baby was not responsive. The baby spent the night at Vidant Medical Center but was taken off life support the following day.

Sheriff Elks says the baby was in the care of his father when he suffered the head injury. The baby's mother also lives in the home, as do her parents.

The Attorney General's Office says Brooks was certified as a detention officer with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office from November 2010 to January 2012.

Brooks is behind bars under a $2 million bond following his first appearance Thursday morning.