|Travis Stackhouse (Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office)|
A Milwaukee father punched and killed his 5-year-old son because the boy ate a piece of his cheesecake, prosecutors say.
Travis Stackhouse, 29, told police he punched his son in the stomach Friday because he was upset three of his children were eating the cheesecake he’d gotten for Father’s Day, according to a criminal complaint. Stackhouse told police he only had one piece.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Stackhouse with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of his son. He is held on $25,000 bond, according to the Milwaukee County Jail website. He faces up to 60 years in prison, if convicted.
Paramedics arrived about 2 a.m. Saturday at the home in the 2600 block of West Ruby Avenue and pronounced the boy dead after CPR did not revive him. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he suffered a ruptured stomach, bruised kidneys and a torn adrenal gland. He died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.