Springdale police said Thursday that Travis Fox admitted to investigators that he “violently shook” his 7-month-old son, who was pronounced dead at a hospital on Wednesday.
Authorities said Fox acknowledged that he drank five beers before shaking the baby.
Police in West Fork and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department say Fox was already under investigation for the Sept. 4, 2011, death of another of his children, who was 6 months old.
Springdale police arrested Fox for the 7-month-old’s death and Washington County deputies charged him in the 2011 death.
The sheriff’s office says Fox also admitted shaking the younger of the babies. The report says Fox told the investigator that he admitted drinking tequila the day of the first death and that he’d tossed the child on a chair.
It was unclear whether Fox had an attorney. He was being held Thursday without bond.