Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dad accused of murdering 1-month-old son in 2007, severely injurying another 2-month-old son in 2012 (Shreveport, Louisiana)

Dad is identified as KENNETH WILLIS.

Hearing set for alleged child killer

Louisiana 5:01 p.m. CDT August 23, 2014

Kenneth Willis, 30, is accused of murdering his one-month-old son in 2007 and of severely injuring another son, who was 3 months old at the time, in 2012.

The son who was killed, Zamion Willis, died from head injuries and multiple fractures, but at the time of his death there wasn’t enough evidence for prosecutors to charge his father.

After a daycare worker discovered suspicious injuries on Willis’s other son in 2012, officers noted the child seemed lethargic at the family’s home in the 6100 block of Tierra Drive. And when additional evidence was gathered linking Willis to the 2007 killing, he was charged with first degree murder for the death of Zamion and second-degree cruelty in the case of the other child.

UPDATE: At a hearing set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in front of Judge O’Callaghan in Caddo District court, Willis’s attorneys will argue their motion for continuance. The date of the jury trial, which had been set for last November, is now Oct. 13.