Father charged with murder in death of infant
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) – A Middle Tennessee father is facing murder and abuse charges stemming from the death of his 3-month-old son.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1oZ6bnF) reports police arrested John Thomas Cormier Jr. on Monday, and he was taken to the Wilson County Jail where his bond was set at $250,000.
The arrest comes after a grand jury indictment. Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen says officers investigated the child’s death based on how the boy was discovered, but he declined to release details.
The boy was found unresponsive on Aug. 18 and taken to the University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Cormier has an attorney.