Tennessee authorities have charged a woman and her boyfriend in connection with the April death of her infant son Tuesday following months of a thorough investigation.
Ashley Jaira McCamey, 21, and Brandon Michael Marsh, 28, were “caring” for 10-month-old Kade Jackson Paris on April 22 when he died.
Authorities declined to reveal details surrounding the baby’s death but his biological father, Jack Paris, told local news outlets that he was working when he received the grim news.
“My ex told me my son was dead and kept on screaming he was dead. I just always wanted my son to grow up and have a better life than I did.”
He added: “I tried my best. He was just such a sweet loving boy. We always had fun car rides together, just listening to music. He was always so happy, always had a smile on his face, was never really a fussy child.”
McCamey and Marsh were charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated child neglect.