Florida man, 30, ‘bites, beats and squeezes two-year-old boy to death for urinating on the couch before showing his mother the body on FaceTime’
- Police say Alegray Damiah Jones admitted to hitting the boy until he passed out
- Rather than calling 911, Jones, began texting the child’s mother at work at 11pm
- Jones, from Winter Haven, now been charged with manslaughter over the attack
Police say Alegray Damiah Jones, 30, who was in a relationship with the boy’s mother, admitted to hitting the toddler until he passed out late on Thursday night
A man allegedly bit, beat and squeezed his girlfriend’s two-year-old boy to death after flying into a rage when the boy urinated on a couch.
Police say Alegray Damiah Jones, 30, who was in a relationship with the boy’s mother, admitted to hitting the toddler until he passed out late on Thursday night.
Rather than calling 911, Jones, from Winter Haven, Florida, began texting his girlfriend at 11pm while she was at work, prompting her to call for help.
Jones has now been charged with manslaughter over the attack, reports The Lakeland Ledger.
Police arrived at the apartment in Lakeland at around 12.45am before paramedics took the child to hospital, where he died shortly after arriving.
Jones reportedly told detectives he ‘popped’ the boy on the hand and leg and threw him onto an air mattress.
Officers say he then lifted the infant and held him forcefully against his own body by squeezing his own arm against the child’s stomach.
Jones then took the boy to the bathroom, where he vomited, and put him back on the air mattress, it is claimed.
He later found the victim unresponsive and claimed he tried to ‘wake him up’ by biting his forearm, police say.
Police arrived at the apartment in Lakeland at around 12.45am before paramedics took the child to hospital. Pictured is a general view of the road
After texting the boy’s mother, she called him back on FaceTime. After he showed her the child’s body she immediately called for help.
Several bruises, brain bleeding, a laceration on the liver, and ‘likely adult human bite marks to the left forearm’ where found on the victim.
Medical examiner Dr Stephen Nelson ruled the boy’s death a homicide by blunt force trauma.
Jones has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and is being held in Polk County Jail without bond.