Thursday, August 5, 2010

Toddler dead after dad punches him in "boxing lesson" (Homestead, Florida)

We reported on this case just recently. It has now been confirmed that the 2-year-old son of dad LEE WILLE DEJESUS has died after Daddy "allegedly" punched the child in "boxing lesson." May you now rest in peace, little angel. Hopefully, justice will prevail for you.

Toddler dead, father charged with child abuse

Associated Press - August 4, 2010 6:04 AM ET

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida toddler is dead and his father charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after allegedly punching the child in a "boxing" lesson.

According to Miami-Dade police, Lee Wille DeJesus told investigators he punched his son repeatedly, up to 15 times, while the boy was on a bed to teach him how to box.

2-year-old Willy Brown underwent surgery at Miami Children's Hospital and later died.

DeJesus reportedly told investigators that the boy had been knocked off the bed and struck his head against a bedroom wall and tile floor. DeJesus allegedly waited 30 minutes to an hour to call 911.

DeJesus is being held at the Miami-Dade County jail on more than $57,000 bail.

Information from: The Miami Herald,