A man bit, beaten and squeezed his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son to death after the boy urinated on the couch.
Alegray Damiah Jones, 30, is in a relationship with the boy’s mother. He reportedly confessed to beating the kid until he passed out on the evening of April 8.
The Lakeland Ledger reported that Jones has been charged with manslaughter after the vile assault.
Jones reportedly told the police that he yelled at the 2-year-old “popped” him on the hand and leg after he had urinated on the couch. He then told the detectives that he threw him to the bedroom, where the kid threw up, before “snatching” him again.
The 30-year-old suspect then allegedly squeezed the boy tightly against his own body while using his arm to crush the 2-year-old’s abdomen, and took him to the bathroom where he threw up once again.
Jones then left the boy in the bedroom and returned to the living room. But when he later checked on the child, the boy would not wake up so Jones tried to do so by biting him on the forearm.
Jones did not call 911 and texted her girlfriend while she was at work at around 11 in the evening, but she did not receive the text messages until one hour later.
The boy’s mother then called Jones thru Facetime, and Jones said the boy would not wake up, and showed the lifeless boy on video.
His girlfriend immediately left work and rushed home and called 911. The Lakeland police arrived at their place around 12:45 am.
The Lakeland police found the child unresponsive, and paramedics took him to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, but the 2-year-old died from his injuries.
According to the medical examiner, the boy’s death was a homicide by blunt force trauma. There are multiple bruises, a laceration on the liver, brain bleeding, and adult human bite marks were found on the child’s body.
Jones was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and has been taken to the Polk County Jail, where he is detained without bond.