LAKELAND, FL – Authorities over in Lakeland arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s two-year-old son to death. Investigators say that the suspect allegedly told police that he hit the child for reportedly urinating on a couch inside of the home.
A Florida man is facing charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, telling detectives he struck the child for urinating on the couch, officials said. https://t.co/ddU7x86pit
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On April 9th, the mother of two-year-old Jayden Hines had left her son in the care of 30-year-old Alegray Jones as she went to work.
Sometime after leaving the child in the care of her boyfriend, Jones had allegedly texted Jayden’s mother saying that he was unresponsive when trying to wake him up.
The boy’s mother promptly returned home, and emergency services arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, transporting the young child to an area hospital.
Sadly, the child was pronounced deceased after arriving.
Detectives with Lakeland Police noted that the child’s body showed signs of numerous physical injuries, and a subsequent autopsy confirmed that the child had died from blunt force trauma.
When detectives confronted Jones with the aforementioned details, he allegedly informed police that he had become irate with the child for purportedly urinating on a couch inside of the house and began to hit the child several times to the point where the child fell unconscious.