Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dad indicted for killing 17-month-old son during weekend visitation (Aurora, Colorado)

Though this article is pretty vague, an earlier article on this case reports that this little boy's injuries took place during dad ROMON ENDERS' weekend visitation. This particular article is not real clear whether this was at the mom's discretion (for what it's worth) or court-ordered.

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Aurora father indicted in 17-month-old son's death
Mother: 'Jayden will finally get justice'

By: Jaclyn Allen Posted: 9:12 PM, Oct 30, 2015
Updated: 11:09 PM, Oct 30, 2015

Seven months after 17-month-old Jayden Hernandez died, an Adams County Grand Jury has indicted the boy's father, Romon Enders, in his death.

Enders faces a felony charge of child abuse resulting in death and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

"For the first time in a long time, I feel relieved and safe." said Jolene Hernandez, Jayden's mother. "Jayden's finally going to get justice."

The autopsy report showed that Jayden died from blunt trauma to the head March 24, 2015.

He had been in the his father's custody, but in a previous letter sent to Denver7, Enders' attorney suggested Jaden's mother could be to blame.

Last week, however, an Adams County Grand Jury indicted Enders. 

For Jolene Hernandez, the arrest doesn't bring back the little boy who would have turned two last week. His twin sister, Leah, celebrated her birthday, and they baked a cake for Jayden, too.

Now, they are getting ready for a trial and for one milestone holiday after the next without Jayden.

"Now I have to be Jayden's voice," said Hernandez. "And in the future, I want Leah to say, 'Gosh, my mom was so strong. She did what she had to do to fight for me and fight for my brother.'"

Enders is scheduled to be in court for an advisement hearing Nov. 5.

Denver 7 contacted the public defenders office for a statement from Enders, but his attorney stated in an email that they have no comment.