Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Murder charge will stand for joint custody dad in death of 3-year-old son (New Jersey)

We've posted on joint custody dad DAVID CREATO JR. before.

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Murder Charge Will Stand for David Creato, Jr. in Death of Son: Judge

A judge has refused to dismiss murder charges filed against a New Jersey father accused of killing his 3-year-old son.

State Superior Court Judge John Kelley on Monday rejected a motion filed by Richard Fuschino Jr, the attorney for David Creato Jr.

Fuschino claimed that a medical examiner acted improperly while determining the cause of death for Brendan Creato and later misled a grand jury. But Camden County prosecutors have called those arguments "absurd.''

Prosecutors have said the boy suffered "homicidal violence.'' They say the 22-year-old Haddon Township man killed his son because the boy was impeding his relationship with a teenage girlfriend who allegedly resented Creato's dealings with the child's mother.

Creato remains jailed on $750,000 bail. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment.