Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dad indicted for 1st-degree murder in death of 3-month-old son (Lebanon, Tennessee)

Dad is identified as JOHN CORMIER JR.

Lebanon dad charged in death of 3-month-old son

Posted: Nov 17, 2014 4:20 PM EST

LEBANON, Tenn. - A young father from Lebanon has been indicted on murder charges in the August death of his infant son following an investigation.

John Cormier Jr, 21, was arrested Monday on charges of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse. He was booked into the Wilson County jail on $250,000 bond.

Cormier's three-month-old son was found unresponsive inside a home on Summerfield Drive on August 18.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said they began an investigation into the child's death based on how the infant was discovered, but further details regarding the circumstances and child's condition have yet to be released.