- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A lawyer for a Tennessee man charged with killing his 3-year-old son says the shooting was an accident and his client maintains his innocence.

Memphis attorney Blake Ballin said Wednesday that 25-year-old Cortez Wilkerson is “completely heartbroken” by the death of his son, Kash Sharp.

Wilkerson is being held without bond on charges including first-degree murder, aggravated child neglect and felony drug and weapons possession.

Wilkerson was arrested after his son’s shooting death Saturday. Court documents show Wilkerson told investigators he was awakened by a gunshot and, when he opened his eyes, he saw his son lying on his lap with a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators said Wilkerson’s story doesn’t match evidence found at the scene and he was the only one who could have fired the gun.



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