Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dad charged with murder in death of 4-month-old son (Stockton, California)

Dad DONALD WILSON is now accused of homicide in the violent shaking death of his 4-month-old son.

Stockton police: Shaken baby victim dies; father faces murder
5:21 PM, Aug 17, 2011

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton father is now accused of murder after his 4-month-old son died from what authorities say were injuries he suffered after being violently shaken.

The baby died last Friday at UC Davis Medical Center where he was flown by air ambulance after being brought unconscious to a Stockton hospital on Aug 2.

The father, Donald Wilson, is due in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Friday to face charges.

"The father was initially arrested for assault what we call 'shaken baby,' severely shaken, and now the charges were upgraded to homicide," said Stockton Police Department spokesman Officer Pete Smith.

No information about the child's mother was provided.