Court hearing for dad of Brendan Creato delayed

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Monday, January 9, 2017
A father from New Jersey accused of killing his young son is expected in court Monday.

HADDON TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- A judge has once again delayed the murder trial of a New Jersey father accused of killing his 3-year-old son because he allegedly was an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

David Creato Jr.'s trial was scheduled to start Monday. But it was rescheduled for April 10 after Creato's attorney said a pathologist he consulted with hasn't completed his report.

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The community came together for a candlelight vigil following the death of Brendan Creato on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in Haddon Township, New Jersey.

The trial initially was due to start last October. But it was postponed when Creato's attorney sought more time to get a report from another expert witness.

Creato has pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges. He remains jailed on $750,000 bail.

Camden County prosecutors say Creato's son, Brendan, suffered "homicidal violence."

Brendan Creato

The 23-year-old Haddon Township man allegedly killed Brendan in October 2015 and then reported him missing.