Man indicted over infant son's death

February 19, 2008 2:13:42 PM PST
A man accused of killing his baby, whose body and car seat were found along a Galveston road, has been indicted on a capital murder charge. A Galveston County grand jury Tuesday indicted Travis Mullis of Alvin. The body of 3-month-old Alijah Mullis was discovered Jan. 29 by some people passing by. An autopsy determined the boy died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Mullis later surrendered in Philadelphia, allegedly telling police he stomped on the baby because the boy kept crying. Prosecutors are considering whether to seek the death penalty.

Caren Kohberger has been charged with child endangerment for allowing her son to be taken by his father, hours after the couple argued. Kohberger was arrested this month as she checked out of Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

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