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http://www.wmur.com/article/i-was-just-tired-man-admits-to-throwing-killing-3-month-old-son/10333272Cody Bates admitted to police that his actions killed his 3-month-old son.
In an interview with police not long after the boy died, Bates changed his story several times.
At first, he said the baby fell of the couch while he was sleeping with him at their home.
When investigators told him his story did not add up and was not consistent with the brain bleeds and skull fractures doctors found, Bates changed his story again.
"I was standing right about the middle of the table. I flung him over and he missed this thing and actually hit the floor right there with his head up," Bates said during an interview with police.
Bates said the boy would not stop crying and he was overwhelmed. "I was just tired. I over-slung my son.
The man cried several times after giving his final account of what happened, but in the police car on the way to the interview he was more calm. He mentioned that his son's death would allow he and the boy's mother more freedom. "She's going to go back to school for nursing and all that. I mean, I hate to say it, but I mean now would probably be a better time now that we just lost our son," he said.
When Bates realized he was going to be charged with murder, he once again broke down in the interview room.
"I'm going to go to jail. I'm going to lose my job. I'm going to lose her. I'm going to lose everything," he said.
Bates is not allowed to have any contact with the family of his son's mother.
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/hear-the-confession-man-tells-police-he-killed-3-month-old-son/458409965Cody Bates, 24, told police he was responsible for the death of his three-month-old son.
“I don’t even have my damn name to myself, now I'm going to jail for [profanity] killing my son,” Bates said in an interview to police after the incident.
“I was basically tossing him to the [profanity] couch and he literally missed the [profanity] couch and landed on his [profanity] head on the other side,” Bates explained.
First, he said the baby fell off the couch, then he said he accidentally dropped the baby. Throughout the two-hour conversation with police, he eventually admitted that he tossed his son because the baby wouldn't stop crying.
“I was not trying to do it intentionally. I was not aiming for the floor. I was aiming for the couch.”
The baby's mother told police Bates lost his patience sometimes, but was never rough with the three-month-old. Co-workers interviewed by police, however, suggested otherwise, and said at one point, Bates talked openly about smothering the baby with a blanket
“He would walk around saying ‘that baby [profanity] my life up,’ ya know, ‘I can't stand that baby, I hope that baby die,’” explained a co-worker we chose not to name.
That co-worker said he heard Bates say this a week before the baby was killed. The reality set in for Bates.
“I didn't mean to...,” he said emotionally. “I'm going to lose everything, and now my baby boy is gone,” Bates said to police.
“That little guy that used to wake me up, that used to annoy me, I miss more than anything.”