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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — A Marine from Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old son.

Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Jordan Thomas King had been in jail on a count of child abuse after he brought his son to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune last Friday.

Authorities said Deklin John King had a fractured skull and bruising on his head.

The infant was taken off life support Wednesday and the abuse charge was upgraded to a murder count. Thomas King appears for a bond hearing Thursday.

He is a five-year veteran of the Marine Corps and is an electrical systems technician.

Attorney Wally Paramore is temporarily representing King and says his client is distraught over his son’s death.

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22 Comments on "Marine charged with murder in death of infant son"

2015 years 8 months ago

A lot of us know King. And this isn’t the first time a child has been abused in that house hold. I personally didn’t know any of the children had been abused till after the fact, but those few who did should be held accountable also. When the wife herself has been abused by the husband why in the world would you leave your babies alone with him? He didn’t have PTSD, but he did have anger problems. He should be sentenced to death ( an yes it hurts to admit that but facts are facts no matter how well that person treated you). It’s not a Marine thing or even a military thing, children from all over a being killed and frankly if they would USE the death sentence for this maybe just maybe people would get help on their tempers instead of taking it out on those innocent that can’t fight back. If someone doesn’t want a child , give that baby to a family who will love the baby don’t take it’s life.

2015 years 8 months ago

So, its easier for you blame the wives when the fact is Marine Corps is putting their brain damaged marines back home without letting their wives know about their mental disabilities, or their not diagnosing their men properly. How can you blame the women, when as wives, they have no access to their own husbands mental health records? Didnt your Marine Corps break this men for its own purpose. Because the truth is they want angry men in the Corps. The truth is Marine Corps do their best to hide mental disabilities in the Corps without thinking about the families safety. Your Marine Corps is a joke!

2015 years 8 months ago

Before people judge him they need to know the facts, and the only person who will do the final judgment is god. Don’t judge people just from headlines get the facts. But please say your prayer for the baby in heaven and the mother we only wish we could ease her suffering.

2015 years 8 months ago

“Great people” do not murder defenseless little babies. Open your eyes!

2015 years 8 months ago

I know both the mother,and father. Yes he has ptsd but this is something I never coyld have seen happening… The mother was a big mentor to me. She helped me through my years as a junior Marine. She is also a Marine. They are great people… Jordan was there for me too. This saddens me very deeply. Please dont sit here and judge these people. im sure they have enough problems as is. Instead I suggest you pray for them. Thank you all.

2015 years 8 months ago

he dont need bon, he needs to go straight to prison, and he is not insane, and yes he should be distraught, he knows he is facing prison time.

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 8 months ago

It is our armed forces that have protected a system whereby you can make such absolutely stupid remarks. I hope you feel proud of being the idiot you appear to be. **golf clap**

2015 years 8 months ago

If you truely don’t know him you shouldn’t judge him. There are no facts and no proof at this time what happened.

2015 years 8 months ago

for your insight. what have the marines done since they overwhelmed an antique japanese army over sixty years ago? seriously. no other fight was a threat to our existence whatsoever. the greatest warriors in our nations history were the US Army Soldiers that defeated the nazis. that was also the toughest opponent we’ve ever faced. learn to read.

2015 years 8 months ago

Are you aware that there are a ton of other countries that are as free or more free than American that don’t have the armed forces to protect their rights or their “system”? Switzerland doesn’t even have an army and they are a free nation, people can go to web forums and spout off any ignorant thing they want to say, no one is “protecting” their freedoms. The only thing the armed forces in America does, is protect our government and bully other nations into complying to our laws and commercialism and taxes and trades. Get a clue.


“A total of 149/196 countries in the world are deemed free. However, this includes countries deemed partly free. Only 87 countries in the world are deemed completely free.”


SGT Foland
2015 years 8 months ago

Marines come from all walks of life! Good, Bad, Ugly, and sad! It’s not just “Marines” killing you have civilians killing their wives or girlfriends etc. I’ve had good friends die for YOUR and my freedom! Not just Marine friends either. Moms please encourage your daughters and sons to continue to fight for our country no matter the sacrifice!

Who ever posted “just google” you make me sick!

Grand Ole Party
2015 years 8 months ago

Hahaha I would bet all sorts of money you were rejected by the Marines weren’t you boy?

2015 years 8 months ago

OK folks. Five or six paragraphs in a very short article with no facts except that a child is dead and you want to abolish the Marine Corps and crucify this young man. I guess you would probably not be great jurists would you? Why can’t you at least wait for the facts before you start spouting off like the lynch mob.

2015 years 8 months ago

you’ve never kissed a girl under 300lbs. if it helps, i’ll buy you some more usmc stickers to paste all over your car. also, just what is required to be rejected by the marines ? what was that pudgy little marine guy, cesar laurean? wow, you guys are tough.

Das Weibstück
2015 years 8 months ago

PTSD? The new excuse for everything.Fry him.

2015 years 8 months ago

he should never get bond, he killed someone who could not help defend themself.he should go straight to prison,he should be upset, knowing he is looking at life in prison!!!! please dont let him pled he was insane,i hope he will remember this for the rest of his life.or find salvation and let GOD help him deal with what he DID!!!!g

2015 years 8 months ago

“marine kills wife” or “marine kills girl” you’ll get a frightening number of results. the marine corp has been a joke for some time now. from their out-right failures in battle (ie fallujah) to attacking women in the states, they’ve made a name now as a loser organization. parents, please encourage you under achieving sons to get a real job stop playing g.i. joe.

Mrs. Santa Claus
2015 years 8 months ago

Unless you know anything about the situation SHUT UP STUPID!

2015 years 8 months ago

His wife is also a Marine Sargeant, and was out in the field on duty. Yes, he has PTSD.

2015 years 8 months ago

The mother and the rest of her unit was in the field at the time of the incident. The baby was taken off of life support because of irreversible damage.

2015 years 8 months ago

Where was the mom when this happened? I am by no means defending this mans actions, however he could be suffering from PTSD! It really is an illness. The problem is, is that too many people have used it to get out of the service because they are weak and stupid! Why was the baby taken off life support? Their is God! Their is prayer! I feel so sorry for the lil baby! :(

Jerlee Bahm
2015 years 8 months ago

I am so sick and tired of your brain damaged baby killing marines. Why is America so blind and stupid not to see such madness. Why is your government allowing these retards to take care of a child alone?


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