Corning Man Charged with Murder in Child's Death

FEBRUARY 13, 2006 - Posted at 4:20 p.m. CST

PARAGOULD, AR - A Corning man was formally charged with first-degree murder this afternoon in the September 2005 death of his seven-week-old child.

Fred Scott, 39, formerly of Paragould, allegedly killed his 7-week-old son on September 27, 2005, at the family's home at 1010 Fairview Road in Paragould, according to police.  Paragould police lieutenant Ken Jackson says the boy, whose name has not yet been released, died of a head injury and brain trauma.

Scott was arrested this afternoon following a lengthy joint investigation by the Paragould P.D. and the Arkansas State Police.