Crockens bond cut due today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Staff Reporter

RESERVE – The one-half million dollar bond placed on Clinton Crockens Jr. for the murder of his 3-month-old son, is set for reduction today.

Crockens was charged with the first-degree murder of his infant son, Julien, on Dec. 18, 2004, after confessing to Lt. Paul Oubre, he threw his son across the room because he could not

get the infant to stop crying.

When the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) showed, Julien was unresponsive.

Julien suffered from severe and massive skull fractures that were not a result of falling out of bed, which Crockens first said happened during the 911 call to the Sheriff’s office. Julien died later that evening after the decision was made to take him off life support.

Julien’s mother was at work at the time of the incident, but joined Crockens at the hospital.

Crockens is still being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional facility. His trial is set for this year on May 9.