HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A 26-year-old Houston dad was charged with felony injury to a child after allegedly beating his eight-year-old son because the child placed his slippers on the wrong feet. Jonathan Walker, who was convicted in 2010 for assaulting a family member, is in jail under a $30,000 for his latest charge against his young son.
According to Houston police, authorities were called out to a home on October 1 after receiving reports about child abuse. Upon arrival to the home, police found multiple and visible bruises on the young boy’s body. The child was later transported to Texas Children’s Hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Medical professionals said that the young boy suffered possible cigarette burns, a bruised and swollen eye, bruises from a belt, extension cord marks and other injuries that were in infant stages of healing. The young child also told authorities that his father punched him in the face.
Doctors also stated that they feared the young boy could suffer death or other permanent damage should he remain with his father.
While being interviewed by police, Walker admitted to hitting his son multiple times. He also told police that the beatings he received as a child were worse than the ones he gave his son.