Huntsville man charged with son's murder

Maurice Cartwright (Source: Huntsville Police Department)
Maurice Cartwright (Source: Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Huntsville man accused of killing his son has now been charged with capital murder.

Huntsville Police announced the upgraded charges against Maurice Cartwright.

The capital murder charge is for the death of a child under 14 years of age.

Police said the child died from his injuries May 2nd.

Doctors had to rush the toddler into emergency surgery to treat life-threatening injuries. They said the child had brain trauma, severe bleeding, and showed signs of being choked.

Cartwright was jailed without bond.

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