Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dad charged with beating 1-year-old son with belt (Dover, Delaware)

Notice the evasive way this is written. We are told that "other family members" are now caring for the boy, but there is no explicit mention of a mother. Why? Is MARCUS MILLER a single father? Why is the mother erased from this story?


Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 | Updated 6:45 AM EDT

Father Strikes Son, 1, With Belt: Police

Police in Delaware say a 22-year-old Dover man has been charged with hitting his 1-year-old son with a belt.

Dover police Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Monday that officers were called to an apartment on Lakeview Drive over the weekend to investigate a report of child abuse.

Hoffman says an investigation determined that Marcus Miller had used his belt on his son several times, causing pain, bruising and swelling to the boy's back. Other family members are caring for the boy.

Miller is has been charged with second-degree assault, child abuse and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held in Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to post $11,000 secured bail.