Police said Scott beat his 5-month-old son to death earlier this month because the child would not stop crying.
The infant had cuts, bruises and cigarette burns all over his body, police said.
“He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t roll over from his back. He couldn’t protect himself. He couldn’t fight back,” Larizza said.
It took the grand jury just 10 minutes to indict Scott on charges of murder and child abuse.
Police said they found rotting food and dog waste inside a mobile home off of North Young Street where Scott, his wife and their child live.
Larizza would not say what Scott told detectives when they arrived at the home.
“The content of the defendant's statements are very chilling and very disturbing,” Larizza said.
Prosecutors said Scott had another child in Tennessee who died, too.
“Tennessee authorities are aware of the fact of our case here but I cannot comment any further than that,” Larizza said.
Scott will be arraigned at a hearing July 10.