Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dad charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 2-month-old son (Paris, Tennessee)

Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER PAGE.

Tennessee police officer and father-of-two is charged with his baby son's murder

Officer Christopher Page, 27, of Paris, Tennessee, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse
Page's 2-month-old son, Gunner Page, died September 7, five days after he stopped breathing at home
Page is accused of causing the infant unspecified life-threatening injuries, a three-week probe by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has found

By Snejana Farberov For
Published: 09:59 EST, 25 September 2015 | Updated: 11:43 EST, 25 September 2015

A Tennessee police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-month old son earlier this month.

Christopher Page, 27, an officer with the Paris Police Department, was taken into custody Thursday by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents at the conclusion of a three-week investigation into the death of his child, Gunner Page.

The probe was set into motion September 2 when police responded to the home of Christopher Page and his domestic partner, Hope Carson, in Puryear.

Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew said earlier this month that a member of the household called 911 early that morning saying that a baby had stopped breathing, reported The Paris Post-Intelligencer.

Baby Gunner was rushed to Henry County Medical Center and later flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where he ultimately passed away September 7. He was nearly three months old.

Even before Gunner Page’s death, 24th District Attorney General Matthew Stowe ordered the TBI to look into the circumstances of the case.

Information gathered by TBI agents in the course of the weeks-long investigation led them to conclude that Christopher Page was responsible for causing unspecified life-threatening injuries to his infant son.

Besides the first-degree murder charge against the Paris cop, the officer is also facing one count of aggravated child abuse.

Page was being held without bond at the Carroll County Jail. According to his late son's obituary, the officer and his girlfriend also have an older daughter together.