A Milwaukee man accused of killing his five-year-old son over a bit of cheesecake has been denied bail to attend his funeral.
Travis Stackhouse allegedly hit his son with a closed fist as a result of he was upset the boy was consuming his Father’s Day cheesecake, a court docket heard Friday.
Stackhouse was there for a bail listening to the place he requested a discount to his US$100,000 bail so he might attend his son’s funeral.
“Whether or not he’s accountable or shouldn’t be accountable for his son’s demise, he’s nonetheless a grieving father regardless,” defence lawyer Lori Ann Kuehn argued.
The unnamed baby was discovered useless at his dwelling on June 22, in line with Milwaukee Police Division Det. Matthew Bell.
Stackhouse allegedly claimed the kid fell down the steps, however a sibling informed police in any other case.
“He didn’t see his brother fall down the steps,” Bell informed the court docket.
Courtroom commissioner Barry Philips dominated to maintain Stackhouse’s bond at US$100,000.
“I suppose it goes with out saying that the allegations on this grievance are horrendous,” Philips mentioned.
“There’s part of me that wishes to drop a tear proper now, I’m not going to lie. The underside line is I cannot make choices based mostly on whether or not I consider you may have the suitable to be at your son’s funeral. I should make choices based mostly in your alleged crime, your previous, and the safety of the group.”
Stackhouse’s subsequent court docket look is July 16.