UPDATE: Teen father accused of killing son to be tried as adult

Posted by Phil Riggan – email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A teen-aged father from Chesterfield County will be tried as an adult, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Brandon Parker, 17, was charged with shaking his 2-month-old son to death after the child started to scream in June.

Doctors testified in court Thursday the baby was shaken so bad that it caused severe bleeding to the child's brain.

The judge found that was enough cause to issue a second-degree murder charge against the teen to a grand jury.

The father was days away from starting basic training with the US Air Force.

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