Court Hearing Set for Father Accused of Killing Newborn Son in Montgomery


Caleb Whisnand, Sr.

Alabama News Network has learned that a preliminary hearing has now been set for Caleb Whisnand, Sr. He’s the man charged with capital murder in the death of his 5-week-old son.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 4 at 9 a.m.

As we’ve reported, Montgomery County District Judge Tiffany McCord has been assigned to preside over the case. That happened after District Judge Pamela Higgins recused herself.

The body of 5-week-old Caleb Whisnand, Jr. was found in Lowndes County last week.

Investigators say the baby died in Montgomery County of blunt force trauma to the head. Previously, the father said his son was missing, prompting a search involving dozens of law enforcement officers that had lasted for days.

The father is being held without bond.


May 11: Search for Missing Baby
May 12: Parents of Missing Baby Speak at News Conference
May 12: Baby’s Body Found, Father Arrested
May 13: Baby’s Father Faces Capital Murder Charge
May 13: Court Records: Father Has Checkered Past

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