Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dad charged in death of 1-year-old son makes court appearance (Little River County, Arkansas)

Dad is identified as MARCUS SIMS, SR. Previous articles have hinted at an unspecified custody/visitation situation.

AR father charged in son's death makes court appearance
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 9:15 PM CDTUpdated: Apr 24, 2012 9:28 PM CDT

The Arkansas man accused in the death of his son made his first court appearance Tuesday morning.
Arkansas State Police say Marcus Sims, Sr., 21, is accused of 2nd degree murder in death of his 1-year-old son, Marcus Sims, Jr. Sims' court appointed attorney gave a not guilty plea for his client. The judge set a bond of $100,000 for Sims.

Police say Little Marcus was staying with Sims on January 23rd. Sims claims his son stopped breathing. An autopsy report from the Arkansas State Crime Lab states that the child's death was a clear case of abuse.

Sims is scheduled to be back in court in August.