Police: Father confesses to abusing, killing son

Police: Father confesses to abusing, killing son

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 5:57 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police have charged a father after they say he confessed to abusing his son.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police the investigation began February 9. When authorities arrived to the home on Cedar Creek Lane, they found  2-year-old Jackobie Morgan unresponsive.

The toddler was transported to Carolinas Medical Center where he later died.

The Medical Examiner’s Office determined Jackobie had been physically assaulted, which led to his death.

Nearly two weeks later, investigators said Jackobie’s father, Travis Jamell Pemberton, confessed to physically assaulting the child.  Pemberton is now charged with murder and felony child abuse. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

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