Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dad charged with homicide in death of 4-month-old son (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Daddy says he only fed the baby and put him down to sleep. So the baby somehow killed himself--at 3 months?--from blunt force trauma to the head?

Dad is identified as LUC WESTFALL.


Dad faces judge in child's death

Updated: Sunday, 24 Mar 2013, 6:03 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 24 Mar 2013, 6:03 PM MDT

Crystal Gutierrez

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque father is facing charges for the death of his 4-month-old baby after OMI ruled the baby's death was homicide.

Luc Westfall faced a judge Sunday on a child abuse result in death charge.

In October, Westfall called 911 to the family's apartment on Morris Street northeast, saying his son was not breathing and limp.

Medics rushed the baby to the hospital where he later died.

The Office the Medical Investigator recently ruled the baby died from blunt force trauma to the head, just hours before the call for help was made.

Westfall claims he had just fed the baby and put him down to sleep.

In court Sunday Westfall tried to get his bond lowered.

“Yes, there's no way I could get my bond lower a little bit?

No sir - not based on the allegations and based on your criminal history,” Judge Henry Alaniz said.

Westfall is still in jail on a $150,000 cash or surety bond.