PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Peoria, Arizona, say a man accused of kidnapping his infant son in a custodial dispute that led to the death of the boy’s mother told police he intentionally struck the woman with her stolen van.
A judge on Thursday ordered that 30-year-old Eric Maes remain jailed in lieu of $2 million bail on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder and other crimes. Maes was arrested Wednesday in the death Tuesday of Brittany Martie of Phoenix and the abduction of their son.
The 10-month-old boy was found in good health. Court records didn’t list an attorney for Maes who could comment on his behalf.