A New Jersey man has been found guilty of murder after he left his son to die after a fatal car crash. 28-year-old Christopher Kuhn was fleeing the scene of a Walmart where he had shoplifted $228 worth of speakers when he ran a red light and was involved in a collision where his vehicle struck the midsection of another, before then crashing into a third vehicle.
The impact threw his infant son, who was not wearing a seatbelt nor a safety seat, out onto the road. No one else involved in the crash suffered serious injuries.
Police say 27-year-old Christopher Kuhn's son was not in a safety seat. The speakers were worth $228. https://t.co/rSUAkH45Gw— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) October 4, 2017
Authorities report that Kuhn could be seen looking at his son for a moment, before stepping over his body to flee the police. While Kuhn fled the scene several officers gave chase and caught him not too far away, while others remained behind to tend to his son. The young boy was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
At the scene of the robbery witnesses say that they saw Kuhn’s son climbing into their SUV at the scene of the robbery, while Kuhn could be seen holding up a sweatshirt to cover their license plate. Police arrived only moments after Kuhn had begun to flee.
A search of the vehicle revealed a child safety seat was present.
Authorities have also revealed that a toxicology report found that Kuhn had marijuana and Oxycontin in his system. He was also driving without a license at the time. He was charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, endangering the welfare of children and six other charges. Yesterday he was found guilty of all charges. While Kuhn has not yet been sentenced yet, he is still being held in jail on a $5 million bail bond.