STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (TCD) -- Deputies have arrested a 19-year-old father who allegedly abused and killed his 3-year-old son last week.
According to Stafford County Sheriff David Decatur, on Friday, Oct. 27, at approximately 12:25 p.m., deputies responded to a home on Richland Road in reference to a medical emergency. Once there, deputies found an unresponsive 3-year-old child and attempted lifesaving measures until Stafford County Fire and Rescue arrived.
The boy was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The medical examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled the child’s death a homicide.
According to Decatur, on Saturday, Oct. 28, detectives charged the boy’s father, Dallas Bowling, with second-degree murder and felony child abuse. He was booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail and remains held without bond.