Murder trial delayed for dad in 3-year-old son's death

(AP) - A judge has once again delayed the murder trial of a New Jersey father accused of killing his 3-year-old son because he allegedly was an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.



David Creato Jr.'s trial was scheduled to start Monday. But it was rescheduled for April 10 after Creato's attorney said a pathologist he consulted with hasn't completed his report.



The trial initially was due to start last October. But it was postponed when Creato's attorney sought more time to get a report from another expert witness.



Creato has pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges. He remains jailed on $750,000 bail.



Camden County prosecutors say Creato's son, Brendan, suffered "homicidal violence."



The 23-year-old Haddon Township man allegedly killed Brendan in October 2015 and then reported him missing.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."