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Clarendon man indicted for January murder of 4-year-old son

Authorities say Chance Jones, 4, was beaten to death by his father. Authorities say Chance Jones, 4, was beaten to death by his father.
DONLEY COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

A grand jury in the Panhandle says there is enough evidence to send a man to trial for the death of his young son.

On Wednesday, a Donley County Grand Jury indicted Robert Babcock for capital murder in the death of Chance Jones, 4. Authorities discovered Jones unresponsive in Babcock's Clarendon home in early January.

CPS had placed Jones with Babcock the month before. That's after they removed Jones from his mother's home in Post. KCBD spoke with Jones' mother, Nancy Brown, shortly after her son's death. She told us that it looked like her son had been thrown around like a rag doll when she rushed to his hospital bedside. "Nobody can do to a child what I saw done to my son without being called a monster," Jones said.

Donley County District Attorney Luke Inman told the Clarendon Enterprise that the court will now proceed with scheduling the first court appearance and setting a pre-trial date. Inman told the newspaper that could be in the next two to four weeks. Babcock remains jailed on a $1.1-million bond.

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