Charges Raised to Capital Murder in Alabama Toddler’s Death

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Recently released court documents show that an Alabama grand jury has upgraded charges to capital murder against a father accused of involvement in his 2-year-old son’s blunt force trauma death. Demetric Hampton Sr. was initially charged with murder nearly one year ago. AL.com cited unsealed court documents Monday, reporting that a Jefferson County grand jury increased the charges last month. A wrongful death lawsuit has also been filed against the Alabama Department of Human Resources alleging the agency returned the child to his father despite a history of abuse. It’s unclear whether Hampton has an attorney who can comment for him.

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