Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dad arrested on homicide charges for death of 2-year-old son (Ada, Oklahoma)

Notice there is no specific mention of a mother in the home. Just (unnamed) "family members."

Dad is identified as TERRENCE JONES.

Ada Father Arrested for Toddler's Death

Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:38 PM EDT

By Markie Martin, Reporter

ADA, OK--Ada police are investigating a homicide involving a 2-year-old boy whose father is now in custody for his death.

Twenty-five-year-old Terrence Jones was arrested Saturday morning about 6 o'clock after officers found his 2-year-old son unresponsive in a home on 13th Street. Deputies say Jones was intoxicated and slumped over onto his toddler on a sofa chair, which suffocated him.

Jones and other family members were reportedly drinking until the early hours of the morning. The child was transported to the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Jones was charged with child neglect and is being held in the Pontotoc County Jail.