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Father accused of killing son by locking him in washing machine and turning it on

By Mason White 12:53 PM December 12, 2014
Joseph Blocker 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A father of Texas, was arrested and charged with murder after his son died in a washing machine.

Authorities said that 28-year-old Joseph Blocker, was caring for his two children when he called police to report that his son was unconscious.

When police arrived about 3:30 p.m., they found 4-year-old Koda Blocker dead. Authorities said that the boy was in the washing machine when someone locked him inside.

Authorities did not disclose if the child climbed in by himself or if someone forcefully placed him there. However, they said that the washer is a front loader and had to be closed from outside before starting a cycle.

Blocker, who was the only adult in the home at the time, was caring for Koda and his 22-month-old daughter.

A coroner found the child’s injuries to be consistent with him being inside a working washing machine.