Posted: May 21, 2009 10:33 PM by Nicole Vandeputte
Updated: May 21, 2009 10:33 PM
An 8 month old Widefield baby has died as a result of child abuse. Authorities say the baby boy's grandfather is responsible.
The case has unfolded over the course of this week--a medical call was received regarding the baby, Isiah Wilson, on Monday. El Paso County Sheriff's deputies say the baby, and his mom, were in town visiting Allmon at his home on Albion Drive in Widefield. She told authorities she left Isiah with his grandfather for just a little while. That is apparently when the baby was hurt.
The baby's grandfather, Willie Allmon, 51, was arrested and charged with child abuse. He was released on $25,000 bond.
Isiah died on Tuesday. The results of an autopsy, released Thursday morning, confirmed the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head. Allmon is now charged with First Degree Murder. He has an extensive arrest record, including domestic violence.
According to Sheriff's Department Spokeswoman Lt. Lari Sevene, Allmon is a registered sex offender.
Allmon is being held without bond at the Criminal Justice Center.
We spoke several neighbors, who said they didn't know Allmon. They say he just moved in a couple of weeks ago. Amber Summers lives 2 doors down. "It's really scary," she says. "I don't know them, but it really worries you that you're in such a nice neighborhood, and something horrible like this happens next door."