Father of Fresno 3-year-old arrested for murder

Donald Nelson, the 27-year-old father of a three-year-old boy who died in a suspicious death, was arrested on murder charges.
January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Donald Nelson, the 27-year-old father of a three-year-old boy who died in a suspicious death, was arrested on murder charges.

Police said Nelson admitted to spanking the child repeatedly with a belt after he wet the back seat. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the child had significant injuries to multiple parts of his body. Fresno County Jail inmate information website confirmed Nelson was booked early Friday morning.

Police believe he and his son spent the previous night in their car at a park in Central Fresno. They said Nelson was on the way to a friend's house when he pulled over to call 911.

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