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Grand jury investigates death of 3-month-old

Brett Michael Diaz, age 3 months, died on Aug. 11, police say, at the hands of his father. - File / WNYT

FORT EDWARD - A Washington County grand jury is now investigating the death of a 3-month-old Fort Edward boy.

NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Post Star report the grand jury could soon vote on a possible indictment against Kevin Wayne King.

King is accused in the Aug. 11 death of his infant son, Brett Michael Diaz. Police say King told them he slammed the child to the floor after he wouldn't stop crying.

Any indictment would likely be handed up next week.

Police: Sex offender's mom helped him meet with boys

Curtis Mallon and Darlene Mallon - Warren County Sheriff's Department

LAKE GEORGE - The mother of a convicted sex offender is accused of knowingly transporting him around town to meet underage boys.

Curtis Mallon, 31, is on probation for a past sex offense arrest.

Police say he recently spent the night at a hotel with a 10-year-old and 15-year-old.

Police say both boys thought he was 18-years-old and knew him as “Joe Tadbit.”

His mother, 60-year-old Darlene Mallon, faces charges for allegedly driving her son and boys to various locations. Police say she did this despite knowing he wasn't supposed to be around kids.

Curtis Mallon was sentenced to 42 months in prison in 2006 for sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy. Because of that he's not allowed to have contact with children.

Details emerge in case of father accused of murdering his baby

Kevin King leaves Fort Edward Village Court after a preliminary hearing on murder charges. He's accused of killing his 3-month-old son. - Mark Mulholland / WNYT

FORT EDWARD - Kevin Wayne King is accused of murdering his own son during a fit of anger.

The 30-year-old father was playing the video game Call of Duty on X-Box inside his Lydius Street Apartment while his son, Brett Michael fussed and cried nearby.

Today, we get an inside look at what happened on the morning of August 11th from the alleged killer himself.

These are quotes from King's alleged statement to police:

"I'd been alone with Brett for 10 or 15 minutes. I couldn't get him to be quiet. I totally lost my cool. "

"I picked him up by his torso then I slammed him down pretty hard."

"I heard a loud 'thunk' sound when his head hit the floor and I knew I was in big trouble."

During a preliminary hearing, prosecutors showed a key piece of evidence: a videotape of King re-enacting the attack for police, using a baby doll.

Man wanted for forgery caught while applying for benefits

FORT EDWARD - Authorities in Washington County say a man applying for benefits turned out to be a fugitive wanted in Vermont.

Under arrest is 43-year-old Edward Johnson of Clemons. He was taken into custody at the Washington County Department of Social Services on Friday.

Investigators say he was wanted on charges of passing forged checks.

Johnson is in custody pending an extradition hearing.

Warrington gets 25 to life for boy's death

Brandon Warrington listens as he's entenced to 25 years to life for the death of 5-year-old Gray Carpenter III. - WNYT

QUEENSBURY – Brandon Warrington appeared to be crying in court Thursday morning even before he learned his punishment for killing Gary Carpenter the Third.

A jury found him guilty of repeatedly abusing the child over a two week period last fall. The fatal blows came when Warrington slammed the boy's head to the walls and floor of the Glens Falls apartment he shared with Carpenter, and the child's mother, Jennie Mattison.

Warrington faced a maximum sentence of 25 years to life.

"I hope you suffer every day for what you did and what you took from me. And there is no forgiveness for what you did. Please suffer," said Gary Carpenter Jr., the victim's father.

The little boy's paternal grandmother, Jessie Carpenter asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence. "I will never forgive or forget what Gary went through at his hands." she said.

Hudson Falls man shot dead after knife attack

DANBY, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a Hudson Falls man is dead after being.

It happened on Sunday night at a home in Danby, just over the New York border near Washington County.

Police say 28-year-old Aaron Allen was shot twice by his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend.

Police say Allen stabbed the girlfriend prior to the shooting. The woman is expected to survive.

No charges have been filed.

Victims of burglary identify items in Washington County

HUDSON FALLS - Hundreds of pieces of jewelry and other valuables were on display at Hudson Falls High School Sunday.

All the items were stolen from homes throughout the North Country and in Vermont. Police are trying to connect the pieces with their rightful owners as they build a case against the accused burglar.

The evidence went on and on all around a room inside the school, all from what Glens Falls police say was their biggest burglary bust ever.

Some residents who believe they were victims came to try identify what might be theirs in a sea of stolen items.

Police say each pile on the tables represents one home.

One of those homes was Carolyn Whitney’s in Washington County. Even after the items have been recovered her home may never feel the same again. But Whitney says she's happy the man accused of being responsible is behind bars.