Fa­ther charged in son’s death

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Metro -

A 26-year-old man is in cus­tody and charged with cap­i­tal mur­der in the death of his 2-month-old son.

Joseph Matthew Wel­born of Fort Worth was be­ing held in the Tar­rant County Jail on Satur­day on a $250,000 bail.

His son, Chris­tian Wel­born, died Dec. 21 shortly after be­ing taken to a hos­pi­tal with a skull frac­ture.

Tar­rant County Sher­iff Bill Way­bourn said dur­ing a news con­fer­ence Fri­day that Wel­born was home alone with the child when Chris­tian suf­fered blunt force trauma to his head.

An ar­rest af­fi­davit says Wel­born, who has four other chil­dren, ini­tially told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that one of Chris­tian’s sib­lings ac­ci­den­tally dropped him, but Wel­born then gave con­flict­ing ac­counts of what tran­spired.

The other chil­dren have been placed in state cus­tody.

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