Seven year old boy (Son) lives with his Grandmother in Alabama.
Massachusetts biological Father wants visitation with Son.
Father goes to court seeking visitation.
Father reportedly wants to build a relationship with Son.
It is unclear whether a court ever grants visitation or any custodial rights to Father.
But Father apparently convinces Grandmother that it has.
Father has Son with him on Father’s Day.
And Father allegedly beats Son on Father’s Day.
Into a coma.
There is no indication that Father has ever previously been convicted of domestic violence or child abuse, or even whether Father has ever been subject to an injunction for protection against domestic violence or order of protection.
Father is now charged with homicide in Son’s death.
Read more in this [Chattanooga, TN] WRCB TV 3 Eyewitness news article: Father accused in boy’s beating pleaded for visits and this [Montgomery, AL] WSFA 12 News article: Shocking revelation in boy’s beating death.