Monday, June 30, 2014

Dad charged with 1st-degree murder in infant's death (Searcy, Arkansas)

Dad is identified as DUSTIN LEE WATSON.

Infant Dies of Head Trauma, Father Charged

   06/30/2014 09:53 PM  06/30/2014 09:56 PM    

SEARCY, AR - A Searcy man has been charged with First Degree Murder for the death of his infant child.

On June 19 officers with the Searcy Police Department were called to the White County Medical Center for a report of child abuse.

When officers arrived they were told by medical staff that an infant who was 4-5 months old had been brought to the emergency room with head trauma.

Through the course of the officer's investigation, they determined that Dustin Lee Watson, 19, of Searcy caused the injury to the child who later died from the trauma.

Watson is being charged with First Degree Murder, a Class Y Felony and will have a bond of $500,000.

Watson was arrested at 5:30 on Monday evening.