Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dad to appear in court for death of 2-month-old son (Richlands, North Carolina)

Appears that once again, we have a "frustrated" dad who bashed the baby's head in for crying. And once again, there is no mention of a mother in the home....

Dad is identified as JORDAN THOMAS KING.

Father to appear in court for death of infant son

Marine is charged with murder

By WCTI Staff
POSTED: 11:04 AM Feb 13 2013
UPDATED: 2:14 AM Feb 14 2013

Jordan Thomas King, 27, of Kennebec Lane in Richlands, was also charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury.

Investigators said King fractured the skull of his two-month-old son, Deklin John King. The 911 call came in on Feb. 8. According to Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown, the baby's crying may have set the father off.

"The injuries were so severe to the vital organs of the baby [that] without the life support, he could not live," Sheriff Brown said.

King brought his son to Vidant Medical Center after the assault, deputies said. At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the baby's life support was removed. He died about two hours later.

On Thursday, officials will determine when an autopsy will be performed.

According to arrest warrants, King fractured his two-month-old son's skull in two places. The child also suffered severe bruising in the back of the head.

A neighbor said he had no idea that an attack took place.

"I didn't see anything coming out of there," said William Corzo, who lives just down the road from the Kings. "No screaming, no yelling; nothing like that. It's sad. It's a two-month-old baby. It's literally heartbreaking."

King is a Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 22 at Camp Lejeune. According to base officials, King joined the Marine Corps in April, 2008, and is an electrical systems technician.

King was placed in the Onslow County Jail under no bond.