A Louisville man admitted to police that his actions killed his 3-month-old son.
Cody Bates is charged with murder for the June death of his baby boy.
In an interview with police not long after the boy died, Bates changed his story several times.
At first, he said the baby fell of the couch while he was sleeping with him at their home on Jessica Allen Drive.
When investigators told him his story did not add up and was not consistent with the brain bleeds and skull fractures doctors found, Bates changed his story again.
“I was standing right about the middle of the table. I flung him over and he missed this thing and actually hit the floor right there with his head up,” Bates said during an interview with police.
Bates said the boy would not stop crying and he was overwhelmed.
“I was just tired. I over-slung my son. Now I don’t even have my best friend anymore,” Bates said.
The man cried several times after giving his final account of what happened, but in the police car on the way to the interview he was more calm. He mentioned that his son’s death would allow he and the boy’s mother more freedom.
“She’s going to go back to school for nursing and all that. I mean, I hate to say it, but I mean now would probably be a better time now that we just lost our son,” he said.
When Bates realized he was going to be charged with murder, he once again broke down in the interview room.
“I’m going to go to jail. I’m going to lose my job. I’m going to lose her. I’m going to lose everything,” he said.
Bates is not allowed to have any contact with the family of his son’s mother.
He’s at Metro Corrections on a $1-million bond.