Dal­las fa­ther killed his 3-year-old, po­lice say, then leaped out of a win­dow

Star-Telegram - - Local & Texas - BY DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR. [email protected]­gram.com

A fa­ther ac­cused of stab­bing to death his 3year-old son was ar­rested Satur­day evening after he jumped out of a sec­ond floor apart­ment win­dow, po­lice said.

Bran­don Ed­wards, 35, of Dal­las, was taken into cus­tody when of­fi­cers ar­rived in re­sponse to a cut­ting call at 8613 Old Hick­ory Trail.

That call came in shortly be­fore 6:30 p.m. Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to po­lice in a Sun­day email.

After Ed­wards was ar­rested, of­fi­cers en­tered the apart­ment and dis­cov­ered a 3-year-old boy with a knife wound. The boy, who was later iden­ti­fied as Bryson Ed­wards, was rushed to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead.

The child’s mother had fled the apart­ment with their 7-year-old girl to a nearby apart­ment where she called po­lice.

She re­turned to the fam­ily’s apart­ment and of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered she had been stabbed.

The woman was taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal was in stable con­di­tion Satur­day night. The 7-year-old girl was not in­jured.

Po­lice did not re­lease a mo­tive for the stab­bing.

Ed­wards was booked into the Dal­las County Jail early Sun­day and faces a charge of cap­i­tal mur­der and ag­gra­vated as­sault of a fam­ily mem­ber with a weapon.

The Dal­las man was in jail Sun­day af­ter­noon in lieu of $1.7 mil­lion bail. Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @min­go­ramirezjr

Bran­don Ed­wards

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