Prosecutors allege a Milwaukee father fatally punched his 5-year-old son because the boy ate some of the cheesecake he had gotten for Father’s Day.
Travis Stackhouse is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the child’s death last Saturday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the boy died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.
A complaint says the 29-year-old father initially told police his son was injured after falling down the stairs. Paramedics didn’t think the boy’s injuries were consistent with a fall.
Stackhouse is in jail on a $100,000 bond. His request for his bond to be lowered so that he may attend his son’s funeral was denied.
People have been going in on him on his Facebook page.