A 6-year-old boy dies after his father allegedly forced his son to run on a treadmill because he was “too fat”; Internet users react

Accused of killing his 6-year-old son, the New Jersey father forced the boy to run on a treadmill because he was “too fat.”

Christopher Gregor, 31, is on trial for the alleged murder of his son Corey Micciolo in 2021. He faces life in prison if convicted.

During the trial, the Ocean City court was shown CCTV video of Gregor forcing Corey to run on a treadmill despite falling off the machine several times due to the exercise machine’s excessive speed and incline.

On March 20, 2021, the father-son duo was seen entering the Atlantic Heights Clubhouse gym, according to video obtained by

Gregor allegedly bit his son on the head while forcing him to run on the treadmill at full speed.

In the video, Corey is seen trying to get back on the machine, but falls again and continues to struggle. Finally, the father slowed down both the speed and the incline.

Days before her son’s death, Bre Micciolo reported the child’s injuries to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, according to the US Sun.

He had also asked Gregorio to take his son to the doctor.

While at the appointment, Corey told doctors that his father made him run on the treadmill “because he was too fat,” the outlet reported.

The next day, Corey was rushed to the hospital because he was slurring his speech, stumbling, and experiencing nausea and difficulty breathing, according to Court TV. During a CT scan, Corey suffered a seizure and died.

The autopsy report says he died from “blunt injuries with cardiac and hepatic contusions with acute inflammation and sepsis.”

The video went viral online as X users expressed how “angry” it made them.

“The saddest part is that Corey wasn’t even ‘fat’; he looked like a normal 6 year old. How heartbreaking that he had to witness his son’s last moments,” said one X user.

“It is heartbreaking for a mother to see her son die. #VideoViral shows how accused murderer father forces his 6-year-old son to run on a treadmill because he was TOO FAT. How can a father be so cruel?” added another.

“What a psychopath,” commented one of the users. “This video literally made me cry angry tears,” another added.

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