Father punched 5-year-old son to death over slice of cheesecake

Father punched 5-year-old son to death over slice of cheesecake
Travis Stackhouse (Image: Milwaukee County Office of the Sheriff)

[Ed. – Some black lives matter more than others.]

A man who fatally punched his 5-year-old son over a piece of cheesecake has been convicted of homicide.

Travis Stackhouse, 30, had been on trial this week for first-degree reckless homicide in the June 2019 death of his son, Sir Amer Stackhouse. After two days of testimony from the state’s witnesses, he agreed to plead guilty to second-degree reckless homicide, child abuse and child neglect.

He faces up to 37 years in prison at his sentencing next month.

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According to prosecutors, Stackhouse was angry that his children were eating cheesecake he had gotten for Father’s Day earlier in the week, and later told police he’d only eaten one piece.

He admitted he struck the boy’s face with the back of his hand, which Stackhouse said is heavier than normal because of metal inside from a surgery.

After he hit the boy, Stackhouse … went to a bar. …

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