Man accused in son’s death to be charged with murder

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Terre Haute police say a murder charge has been added for a man accused in the death of his son.

Brandon Pritcher, 27, of Terre Haute was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to the 3100 block of South 9 1/2 Street in reference to a 7-year-old child who was unresponsive.

The child was transported to a nearby hospital and then transferred to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis where he later died. According to court documents, medical professionals found several bruises and abrasions on the child.

Pritcher was originally arrested for aggravated battery resulting in death and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

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