Damien Christopher Starrett charged with the murder of his 1-year-old son

RCMP and paramedics responded to a 911 call of a one-year-old male who was in medical distress on November 23rd at 6:43pm. 

The 1-year-old child was rushed to hospital with serious injuries where he was pronounced deceased a short time after. Police said due to the injuries, the RCMP major crimes unit took over the investigation. 

The child’s father Damien Christopher Starrett, 30, of Fort Saskatchewan, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He was also charged with the assault of another child who was present at the time of the incident. 

No other information will be released out of respect for the family.