(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed against a man for the death of his four-year-old son in La Porte County.
28-year old Alan Morgan is charged with murder and five counts of child neglect along with a single count of cruelty to an animal.
Judah Morgan was found dead Monday morning after officers were called to a home near Kingsford Heights.
The charges were filed after LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos yesterday ruled sufficient evidence existed for Morgan to answer the allegations.
Morgan is being held without bond.
According to court documents, the boy was bound with duct tape and held in the home's basement for days at a time. He was also beaten and starved.
Court records also revealed the child's mother called 911. Upon arrival, officers found the boy naked and covered by a blanket. He had bruises all over his body and red marks near his face.
The outside of the home was riddled with garbage, and the inside had a smell of rotting food and urine. Animal feces littered the residence. The refrigerator was also kept locked. In addition, officers found two cats and an extremely malnourished dog locked inside a crate covered in matted hair, feces, and urine.