An arrest affidavit filed today against Christopher Davila says his eight month old son King Jay Davila died following an accident at his home while he was in the care of his father, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
According to the affadavit, the baby was sitting in the carseat on the edge of the bed while Christopher was playing video games. At one point the baby fell to the floor and landed on his head. Later that evening, Christopher went to check on the baby and found him dead.
At that point, police allege that the entire family concocted a scheme to make it appear that the baby vanished in a car theft, while in reality, Davila put his little body into a backpack and buried him in a field near his home off Midcrown Dr. on the northeast side.
In a news conference, Police Chief Bill McManus said Davila finally led police to his son's little body as his story about a car theft began to unravel.
"It seemed like a strong story in the beginning, to him, but as the investigation continued, that story got weaker and weaker."
Two other members of Davila's family, his mother and his cousin, are facing felony charges for trying to stage the car theft. But police indicated both of them gave detectives information which led them to the truth.
District Attorney Joe Gonzalez says Davila will face hard justice.
"The suspect in this case, we have now charged this individual with several offenses, and he has bonds totaling more than one million dollars," Gonzalez said. "We intend to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law."
McManus called this a 'sad day for San Antonio."
McManus had said from the beginning that the story the family had told about King Jay being taken in a car theft seemed fishy at the time, and detectives quickly determined it was fake. After that, family members began being arrested and they began talking.
Additional charges against additional people are possible, McManus said.