HENDERSON (KTNV) — Gerald Oglesby, accused by Henderson police of killing his 5-year-old son, made his first appearance in Henderson Justice Court on Monday morning.
Olglesby was assigned a public defender and his next hearing is scheduled for May 2.
Police say he beat his son to death as a form of punishment. He's accused of not calling 911 right away after the child stopped breathing.
Oglesby had just recently gained custody of the child.
Olive Crest, a child abuse prevention group, says the pandemic and tough economic times have created many stresses for parents. Those looking for resources can learn more about the organization on olivecrest.org.