ALOR STAR: The 28-year-old drug addict who is under remand for the murder of his three-month-old baby boy in Kampung Teluk Jawa, Padang Hang recently had eight previous criminal records, said state police chief Datuk Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad.
"The suspect has a long track record of criminal and drug-related crimes over the course of two to three years ago," he said after attending a case evidence disposal at the state police headquarters here today.
Wan Hassan said police were wrapping up investigations into the case.
He added that the suspect was alone with the baby during the incident on Monday afternoon, as the suspect's wife fled the house after a fight broke out between them.
The cause of the child's death was blunt force trauma to the head.
He said the couple's two other children, aged one and five, have been referred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for medical inspection for physical abuse.
"The children are now living with relatives and we are monitoring them."
It was reported yesterday that police detained the victim's father in connection with the boy's death at their home in Kampung Teluk Jawa.
Police have obtained a week-long remand order against the suspect, who tested positive for methamphetamine, beginning yesterday.