A New Jersey man seems to have cared more for a pair of loudspeakers than for his son.
Chrisopher Kuhn, 27, is accused of stealing the speakers from a store, and then leaving his son to die when he crashed his car while fleeing from police.
Kuhn reportedly took his son, Qadan, to a Walmart in Philadelphia, where he allegedly stole the speakers, then crashed when he ran a red light, causing the toddler to be ejected from the vehicle.
According to officials, after the rollover crash, Kuhn stepped over his son's body of before fleeing on foot, and was caught and arrested after a brief chase.
When the incident happened, Qadan's mother and Kuhn's ex-wife, Mackenzy Trievel, was getting ready to pick up her son following Qadan's four-day stay with his father.
But instead, she received an urgent call from the hospital, where her son lay dying from his injuries.
The grieving mother was furious with her ex-husband. "He's a disgusting human being," she said of him. "He was only worried about himself."
On Facebook, she also lashed out at the court system, saying that Kuhn had been allowed to share custody of Qadan despite his abusive past.
In April 2016, for example, Kuhn was accused of battering and threatening to kill Trievel, The Trentonian reported.
According to prosecutors, he bit and strangled her, and held a screwdriver against her neck, because he was upset that she could determine when he could see his son.
He was charged with counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child and weapons offenses. Ultimately, he paid a fine and was given three years of probation.
"I want justice for my son," Trievel insisted, following Qadan's death. "The judges never listened to me and now look what happened, my sweet handsome baby boy is gone!"
"He saved my life and I wish I could have saved his I would give anything to hold him again," she wrote of her son. "He was the light to my life and ill never forget all the laughs and smiles we shared."
Diana Williams, a friend of Kuhn, defended him in a statement to WPVI, saying that he has a lot of problems and that "he is going to suffer and hold on to this for the rest of his life." She described it as "his own private hell."
Meanwhile, Kuhn remains in the Bucks County Jail, charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child and six other counts.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help with Qadan's funeral expenses.