Gavin Clark of Manchester is on trial this week for the death of his son. Clark is accused of killing his six-week-old baby. He claims the infant’s death was an accident.
The 23 year-old father, who is charged with first-degree murder has claimed he tripped on a toy and fell down the stairs with his son in his hands.
On January 4, 2020, Harton Hospital in Tullahoma contacted Manchester Police that a child had been brought to the hospital with severe head trauma. The 6-week-old child was airlifted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he later passed away.
Judge Bobby Carter is overseeing the trial.
Photo of Clark was taken after being booked at the Coffee County Jail in 2020.