INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man has been charged with murder in the death of his 4-year-old son.
Dennis Price, 29, called police to his home in the 900 block of East 42nd Street on Saturday night, telling dispatchers his son took pills and was unconscious and not breathing.
The boy was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
A doctor at the hospital told police the boy had "multiple areas of blunt force trauma over his entire body," and he had blood in his stomach and chest and marks on his head.
When police took Price in for questioning, he told detectives he had been whipping and punching his son in the days leading up the boy's death.
According to court documents, Price told police he gave the boy ibuprofen to reduce the swelling, then -- worried that he'd given him too much -- tried to make the boy vomit by having him drink a cup of water with a charcoal briquette in it.
An autopsy determined the boy died of blunt force trauma, and the boy's death was ruled a homicide.
Price is charged with murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death and battery resulting in death to a person younger than 14.
Another 4-year-old who was home during the incident told police the victim got into trouble for lying to his father.
Ind. man gets probation for threatening Boehner
An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has been sentenced to four years of probation.
5 arrested after Muncie birthday party brawl
Five people were arrested after a fight at a 21st birthday celebration in Muncie got out of control early Sunday morning.
Two arrested in November road rage shooting
A 17-year-old and his guardian were arrested Wednesday on felony charges in connection to a November road rage incident.
Creditors could take tax returns under new bill
While many Hoosiers are already planning how to spend their tax return money, one bill moving through the Indiana Legislature could give…
Purdue defeats No. 22 Indiana 83-67
Rapheal Davis scored 19 points and Purdue's stifling defense shut down No. 22 Indiana 83-67 on Wednesday night.
Regional Silver Alert issued for Fort Wayne man
A regional Silver Alert was issued for a missing Fort Wayne man late Wednesday evening.