Father’s Day celebration ends up fatally for 5-year-old after eating his father’s cheesecake. The father named Travis now faces one count of first-degree reckless homicide after allegedly fatally punching his son.
Travis initially claimed his son had fallen down the stairs, which caused him multiple injuries, including bruising to both eyes, a cut on his lip, a laceration on his sternum and three cuts on his back.
After a thorough investigation by the police, who believed his injuries were not consistent with Travis’ story, and an autopsy, the father allegedly admitted to punching his son in the face and stomach for eating his celebratory cake.
Travis has since been charged with reckless homicide for allegedly fatally assaulting his son. The little boy’s family, meanwhile, is having a difficult time coming to terms with the heartbreaking incident.
According to the documents, it appears Travis may have had a history of beating his children, as he reportedly noted that his girlfriend “often warned him not to hit the children so hard.”
The father of five appeared in court, where he was charged with one count of first-degree homicide. Travis’ cash bail was set at $100,000 and he is expected to reappear in court for a preliminary hearing.