Alabama dad, 19, could face death penalty for killing 2-month-old son

A 19-year-old Alabama man could face the death penalty after reportedly killing his 2-month-old son on Saturday.

WTVY reports that Jaylin Jamal Toles was charged with capital murder after authorities found his infant close to death, inside the baby’s mother’s Ozark home, off of Claybank Street. According to Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker, investigators uncovered evidence that incriminated Toles.

“During the investigation, we discovered some suspicious circumstances and conducted several interviews. (We) collected items of physical evidence,” Walker said.

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Authorities rushed the baby to Dale Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. So far, it’s unclear how the infant died, but his death is being treated as a homicide. Sources close to case claim the infant did from blunt force trauma. His body was sent to the  Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. An autopsy report is expected to be complete by this week.

Several neighbors refused to go on camera, but stated that they heard Toles arguing and fighting with the baby’s mother on numerous occasions. Neighbor Charles Thomas told Dothan First that he saw Toles outside with his dog just hours before the baby was killed.

“I saw him earlier that day the one time he came and got his dog out of the yard, he grabbed his dog out of the yard like he was mad or something. I spoke to him but he that day he wouldn’t speak to me like something was just running all over him.”

Toles remains in jail on no bond. The state of Alabama recognizes capital murder charges when victims are under the age of 14, meaning if convicted, Toles could be sent to death row.

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