Greenville father charged with second-degree murder for son’s death

Greenville police say 18-month old Isaiah Gillis died in late April.
Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 9:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville father has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with his son’s death.

Greenville police say 30-year-old Travis Gillis is facing second-degree murder charges along with felony intentional child abuse.

Police say 18-month-old Isaiah Gillis died in late April from a head injury that occurred at a home on Best Road. The Pitt County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death as a homicide.

Greenville police say the abuse happened at Gillis’ home on Best Road.

A grand jury indicted Gillis on June 29th and is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1.5 million bond.

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