Travis Fox faces two counts of first-degree murder. He’s accused of killing his 6-month-old baby in a West Fork house in 2011 and taking the life of his 7-month-old baby in Springdale this week.
Fox remains at the Washington County Jail without bond. However, his friends and neighbors back at home at the Olivewood Apartments in Rogers are shocked someone close to them is being labeled a killer.
Neighbors said Fox’s wife Tiffany told them she’s pregnant.
Angela Robinson, with tears in her eyes, said, “poor babies, I don’t understand how he could do it.”
Robinson lives in the same apartment complex. She said she could hear Fox and his wife argue on numerous occasions.
“She would say ‘he hit me’ and he would say ‘I didn’t,’ ” Robinson said. “I would tell him ‘come to my house before you hit her, come down and talk to me’ because we were close.”
Police said Fox confessed to shaking his baby William Fox after having five beers and lack of sleep. His neighbor Misty Smith said she’s seen Fox drink before but never become violent.
“He didn’t get out of control,” said Smith. “He didn’t cause any problems, he didn’t fall down, nothing. Everything was fine.”
Eric Sisk said he offered Fox prayer and emotional support.
“When I found out that this happened, I was definitely saddened in my heart, I fell to my knees and started praying for his family,” Sisk said.
Sisk said Fox told him he was abused as a child.
“He never showed signs of hurting anyone,” Sisk said. “He just showed signs he was hurting and needed talk to someone. So I tried my best to pray with him and be there with him.”
Robinson said she’s can’t believe the man she became friends with is the same one accused of killing two of his babies.
“I know he admitted it, but it’s still hard to actually think of him because he wasn’t like that,” Robinson said. “My kids picked on him and played around with him and he never got mad.”
The funeral for 7-month-old William Fox will be held at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. According to its website, arrangements are pending.
Fox has a scheduled hearing Monday at 7:45 a.m at the Washington County Detention Center.