Galveston, Texas - I told you this would happen. There, I’ve said it, we can move on. Travis James “TJ” Mullis, 24, was sentenced to death today for the murder of his three-month-old son, Alijah James Mullis.
On January 29, 2008, Alijah’s tiny body was found lying face up on a berm just above Galveston Beach. His head had been stomped, his skull crushed. Alijah’s body was found by a man who was birdwatching in the area. He thought he saw a doll, and moved in to see Alijah, dead, eyes open, wearing one sock. Although Alijah had been dead only a few hours, ants were already crawling on his skin. The man was ill, police were called, and within a few hours a call came in from a hospital – police needed to call Caren Kohberger. Her boyfriend had left with their baby, and hadn’t come back. Alijah was never coming back.
Caren and Travis lived in a trailer with another couple and their children – one of whom, an eight-year-old girl, had been the recipient of Travis’s desire to play with children – not in a nice way. As it turns out, so had her brothers – Mullis had attempted to get all of the kids to take off their clothes in the days and weeks leading up to Alijah’s death. Fearing eviction and claiming flashbacks from his own sexual abuse, Travis was freaking out, baby Alijah was also freaking out, and Travis told Caren he had to get out of there. So Caren looked up from her Fubar social networking/boobshowing account and told Travis to take Alijah with him. He did. For which Caren Kohberger got charged with child endangerment and ended up serving just about zero time.
What happened after that is detailed in Travis Mullis’ confession – Alijah had fallen asleep, but was awakened in his carseat when Travis had a noisy meltdown while driving. So rather than chill himself out and calm his son, Travis molested his twelve-week-old baby instead, which did not stop the crying. So Travis took Alijah and the carseat out of the car, put Alijah’s baby head on a curb, and proceeded to stomp his infant son’s skull until it eggshelled under his boot. Mullis then took Alijah by the foot and threw his little body into the Galveston grass, sending the carseat downhill after him. Once finished with the baby rape and disposal, Travis lit out for the northeast, eventually walking into a police station with a confession and a major case of the don’t-kill-me’s.
Too bad, Travis Mullis. You’ve had this coming for three years and it’s time you took it like a man. Or at least like your baby did. May your death be as gentle and as painless as the one you gave Alijah.Tags: Alijah Mullis, Caren Kohberger, Crime, Death Penalty, Murder, Texas, Travis Mullis