Man Kills 5-Year-Old Son For Eating His Cheesecake
In 2019, a Milwaukee father, Travis Stackhouse, punched his 5-year-old to death after the little boy ate a piece of his cheesecake. Stackhouse has now pled guilty to the awful crime.
During Father’s Day week in 2019, Travis Stackhouse’s family gifted him a cheesecake. Stackhouse reportedly became so angry when his three children were eating the dessert themselves that he punched his small five-year-old son, Sir Amer Stackhouse. The injuries were fatal.
Stackhouse struck his son on the night of June 21, 2019. After the attack, Stackhouse went to a bar with friends and returned home at 2 a.m. the next morning. At that point, his girlfriend — the boy’s mother — called 911 because the boy was unresponsive.
At the 2600 block of West Ruby Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, emergency responders pronounced the boy dead after CPR could not revive him. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office stated that he died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen, which caused a ruptured stomach, bruised kidneys, and a torn adrenal gland.
According to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the details of the domestic abuse got even worse. Stackhouse also admitted to the police that he’d hit his son in the face as well, using the back of his hand and a metal rod for maximum pain. Stackhouse initally lied to law enforcement, telling them that the boy had simply fallen down the stairs. The victim’s six-year-old brother told the truth. He also exhibited evidence of physical abuse, including eye bruising, a lip cut, and a laceration on the sternum.
According to the complaint, Stackhouse could not even correctly spell the names of any of his five children or list their birthdays. Prosecutors then charged Stackhouse with first-degree reckless homicide. The Milwaukee County Jail website listed that he was held on a $25,000 bond.
Travis Stackhouse has now faced trial this week over the murder of his son. After two days of witness testimony, the jury trial was cut short. The 33-year-old pled guilty to first-degree reckless homicide as well charges of child abuse and child neglect. According to The Chicago Tribune, Stackhouse faces up to 37 years in prison. His sentencing is on June 29.