Frisco Father Arrested In October Death Of Toddler
FRISCO (AP/CBSDFW) – Frisco Police have arrested a man on a capital murder charge in the October death of his 22-month-old son.
Jacky Scott Garrett was charged Thursday in the Oct. 11 death of his son, Logan.
Frisco police Sgt. Bradley Merritt said the incident stemmed from the father and son playing while the mother was out of town. The arrest affidavit says Garrett told police he “knocked the wind out of Logan” while they were wrestling.
Autopsy results revealed that the child died from blunt force trauma to his stomach.
Police were waiting on the autopsy results before making the arrest.
Merritt said the investigation is ongoing.
Garrett was released from jail Thursday after posting a $75,000 bond.
The 40-year-old Garrett and his wife were relatively new parents. They had adopted Logan and his twin sister earlier in the month after having them for six months.
Garrett’s attorney David Hayes says his client is innocent. “His child has died, his life has been turned upside down, and he’s just going to have to deal with it one day at a time.”
The sister has been placed in foster care during the investigation. Attorney Hayes says he is still trying to get a copy of the autopsy report.
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