A father killed his eight month-old baby son, then staged a kidnapping to make it look like the little boy had been abducted, police say.
Christoper Davila is accused of deliberately injuring the youngster, named King Jay, then roping in his mom and cousin to claim the infant was abducted when his car was stolen from outside a gas station.
King’s body was stuffed in a black backpack and buried in a field in San Antonio, Texas, Friday, with Davila reportedly leading cops to the burial site himself.
Davila is said to have claimed that King died while he was sat in his car seat, on a bed.
The child abuse suspect claims that when he sat down on the bed, King bounced off, hit himself on a dresser and landed face-first on the floor.
Davila claims a large bump formed around the child’s eyes, leaving him too scared to call 911, and said that when he checked a few hours later, the baby had died, according to KSAT.
He reportedly buried King less than a mile from his home, and has so far been charged with crimes including felony injury to a child as well as evidence tampering.
Davila reported King’s abduction last Friday, sparking a huge police search for the little boy.
Within 24 hours, officials revealed that they were beginning to doubt whether the youngster had really been abducted, and said that King’s family were refusing to fully cooperate with their investigation.
Surveillance footage showing a woman in a gray hoodie ‘stealing the car’ was released, with cops saying her purposeful, hesitation-free stride up towards and into the vehicle suggested a set-up.
Davila’s cousin, Angie Torres, 45, was identified as that woman two days later, prompting police to brand the kidnapping a ‘staged event.’
And his mother, Beatrice Sampayo Davila, 65, was arrested earlier this week over claims she was the one who drove Torres to the gas station.
She is said to have told Torres that Davila had told her he’d greviously injured his baby son. Both women face evidence tampering charges.