Retrial scheduled for dad accused in 3-year-old son's death

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The retrial has been scheduled for a Camden County man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a girlfriend.

A judge set a Sept. 11 trial date for David Creato. A mistrial had been declared in May after jurors couldn't reach a verdict on murder charges following five days of deliberation.

Creato, 23, has maintained that his son, Brendan Creato, wandered away from his Haddon Township home in October 2015. The boy's pajama-clad body was found about a mile away several hours after he was reported missing.

Prosecutors have maintained Creato killed his son because he feared his 17-year-old girlfriend was going to leave him. The girlfriend was never charged and the couple has since broken up.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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