Funeral Service for Baby Ends in Family Melee

Child's father taken from scene in ambulance

A funeral service for a 1-year-old boy turned into a melee among family members Wednesday in Milwaukee.

Christopher Thomas Jr. was in the custody of his aunt, who was serving as his foster mother, when he died.

The aunt has been charged with reckless homicide and child abuse in Christopher's death.

More than 100 family members were gathered for services for the boy Wednesday when a fight broke out at a Milwaukee funeral home.

There was shoving and yelling and the child's father was taken away from the scene by ambulance with a gash to his head.

The boy and his 2-year-old sister had been in several foster homes after being taken away from their mother in March.

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