UPDATE: Ozark man confesses to killing infant son for crying
OZARK, Ala. – According to Dale County authorities, 19-year-old Jaylin Jamal Toles confessed to killing his infant son because the baby was crying. Police said Toles initially denied knowing how his son died but later admitted to hitting the infant’s head on the surface of the stairs. This information comes from the CBS News affiliate, WTVY who got the information from an arrest report.
The report states that Toles initially gave Ozark Police Investigators information inconsistent with findings of the staff at Dale Medical Center where the child was pronounced dead. He first claimed the infant fell out of the bed.
Toles later amended his story, admitting he “violently” struck the child’s head on the surface of the stairs.
This is what we initially reported:
Authorities in Dale County are piecing together what happened before they found a baby, dead, inside an Ozark home on Claybank Street on Saturday morning.
According to the CBS News affiliate in Dothan, 19-year-old Jaylin Jamal Toles is behind bars without bond. He is expected to make his first court appearance this week at which time he’ll likely be appointed an attorney when he goes before a judge.
Ozark Police say an autopsy on the baby will happen in the next day or two. Chief Marlos Walker says he won’t comment on how the baby died until after he receives the autopsy results.
Chief Walker says investigators found some suspicious circumstances and collected physical evidence. If Toles is found guilty he could receive the death penalty.