Father charged with murder of 6-year-old son

Father charged with murder of 6-year-old son

Credit: KPVI

Afton Allison

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by KPVI

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 18 at 9:20 AM

POCATELLO, Idaho -- The Bannock County Prosecutor's Office has filed first-degree murder charges against the Pocatello man accused of beating his six-year-old son to death.

Anthony Blake Viles was originally charged with felony injury to a child after he told investigators he struck the boy.

Deputy Prosecutor Vic Pearson announced the amended charges Tuesday which he says come as a result of Afton Allison's death on Sunday at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pearson says the 6-year-old’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Under Idaho code, first-degree murder charges accompany any beating death involving a child under the age of 12.

Bond for Viles has been set at $1 million.

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