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Mullis: I Stomped on Baby’s Head Until It Collapsed

Last Edited: Saturday, 02 Feb 2008, 6:51 PM CST

Created: Friday, 01 Feb 2008, 10:27 PM CST


HOUSTON  —  The father of a 3-month-old boy who was
found murdered near the Galveston seawall turned himself into
police in Pennsylvania, saying he intentionally murdered the boy by
repeatedly stomping on him.

Travis Mullis told Pennsylvania investigators he repeatedly stomped
on the 3-month-old until he felt his skull collapse, according to
an official Galveston Police Department document. Mullis turned
himself in Friday afternoon, where his bond was set at $1 million,
police said at a Friday night news conference.

The baby boy was discovered by a bird-watching couple on Tuesday
morning in an area known as Cherry Hill.  The boy was found
with a car seat near by, wearing nothing but a clean diaper.

An autopsy ruled the baby’s death as homicide, determining the boy
died from head trauma before he was tossed out of a car.

Galveston officials said  Mullis has had a history of getting
a bad temper. Mullis also is wanted on a felony charge of enticing
a child with the intent to commit murder after police say he asked
an 8-year-old girl to pull her pants down. 

Police said the investigation is still ongoing. Galveston officials
will travel to Philadelphia to interrogate him.

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