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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We are learning more about the charges against Diata Crockett, the man who fatally shot his infant son in his mother’s arms before taking off with his two other kids is in the car.

Crockett turned himself in to police this morning with his attorney Scott Rosenblum by his side.

Crockett was charged with murder first degree, armed criminal action, shooting from a motor vehicle, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, domestic assault in the second degree and being a felon in possession of a fire arm.

According to the probable cause statement from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office Crockett and his wife had an argument over their relationship. When his wife told him she wanted a divorce Crockett became angry, pistol whipped her and mentioned he wanted to kill her and himself.

An investigating into Crockett’s criminal records reveals that over the last 15 years Crockett spent time in and out of jail in the St. Louis area due to various charges, the most serious one involving drugs.

In 2011 Crockett served six and a half months in a Missouri prison.

When he was released he was sent to the El Paso, Texas county sheriff’s department where he was wanted on a drug charge from 2010.

Court records show Crockett was charged and booked under the alias Jerron Greene for possessing more than five pounds of marijuana.

In addition to drug crimes in Missouri and Texas, we've learned Crockett was arrested for drugs in both New Mexico and Alabama.

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