Man charged in slaying of 1st grader in Florida

A man who allegedly killed his first-grade son and stuffed him in a suitcase was charged Thursday with murder.

According to an arrest warrant, 26-year-old Brandon K. Davis allegedly stabbed his son, 6-year old Joseph Davis, with a kitchen knife and stuffed the boy inside a suitcase.

Davis told investigators he had been struggling with mental health issues and that he had planned to kill his son in retaliation for his father’s death, the warrant said.

Davis was taken into custody by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

He is being held in the Polk Regional Jail on $25,000 bond.