Bond delayed for alleged child killer

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Staff Reporter

RESERVE – Motions have been continued for the decision to reduce the $500,000 bond placed on Clinton Crockens Jr. for the alleged murder of his 3-month-old son.

According to the St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s Office, no motion for a bond reduction for Crockens has been filed and motions have been continued to a later date.

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 up, 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.