Camden, New Jersey- 

Prosecutors are saying the father of a 3-year-old boy found dead in a park last year killed the child because he had become an obstacle to his relationship with his teenage girlfriend.

They also say young Brendan Creato had suffered “homicidal violence”  which is by either smothering or strangulation.

Brendan’s 22-year-old father, David Creato Jr., was arraigned Tuesday on murder and child endangerment charges. His bail was $750,000.

Authorities say Creato’s girlfriend resented his communications with the boy’s mother, with who he shared custody.

Brendan’s body was found on Oct. 13 in Cooper River Park about. It was found three hours after his father reported him missing from his Haddon Township home.

Creato’s attorney, Richard Fuschino Jr., says that the prosecution’s case is “weak” and that he will “vigorously” defend Mr. Creato.


RIP Brenden and may you get the justice you deserve