Bail has been denied for a man charged with murder for the death of is infant son last month,
Marin Clay Allison, 23, was charged Friday with first-degree murder-child abuse, and he was arrested Saturday evening by Durant Police Detective Chris Marcy, OSBI Agent Sonny Stewart and the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office, according to Durant Police.
Allison is accused of causing the death of his 14-month old son, Ethan Allison, at their Durant residence last month. According to an affidavit, Allison admitted to becoming frustrated with the boy on the evening of May 20. He said he grabbed him by his clothes and pulled him off his feet. The boy’s head then hit a tile floor with a lot of force.
The affidavit states that Allison stayed up all night researching head injuries and coma symptoms on the Internet. He called 911 at about 5:45 a.m. May 21 after the boy stopped breathing. According to police, Allison first said his son was injured from a fall, but during another interview June 11, he admitted the injuries were not from an accidental fall.
Ethan died May 22 at Children’s Medical Hospital in Dallas, Texas, after he was taken off of life support.
A doctor at Children’s Hospital completed an affidavit that states Ethan died of a severe and acute traumatic brain injury, according to Marcy’s affidavit, and the injuries were consistent with child abuse.
Bryan County District Attorney Emily Redman said there is specific language in the first-degree murder statute that states the death of a child as the result of child abuse is considered first-degree murder.
During Allison’s initial appearance in court Monday, he pleaded not guilty to the charge, and a preliminary hearing was set July 18. His attorney, Warren Gotcher, filed papers requesting a hearing to set bond.
In other crimes, Calera Police are looking for a man who fled from an officer during a traffic stop early Monday morning. An officer stopped a pickup on Highway 69/75, and according to police, the driver drove away at a high speed after the officer exited his patrol car. Authorities chased him into Denison, Texas.