Friday, January 30, 2015

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

Dad is identified as JOHN THOMAS CORMIER JR.

Lower bail denied for Lebanon dad charged in baby’s death

Andy Humbles, 5:18 p.m. CST January 29, 2015

A 21-year-old Lebanon father accused of killing his 3-month-old son in August had a request for a lower bail amount denied Thursday at a scheduling court hearing in Wilson County.

John Thomas Cormier Jr., who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, has been in jail with a bail set at $250,000.

Cormier’s infant son was found unresponsive on Summerfield Drive in Lebanon by officers Aug. 18, according to police. The infant was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation followed based on the condition in which the infant was discovered. Evidence, which included findings from the state medical examiner, was submitted to the Wilson County Grand Jury and Cormier was indicted in November and booked into the Wilson County Jail.