Florida prosecutors search demise penalty for mother and boyfriend in alleged abuse, homicide of 3-year-old boy
State prosecutors in Florida are in search of the demise penalty towards a mom and her boyfriend who’re accused of brutally abusing her 3-year-old son for weeks earlier than the kid was discovered useless in June.
Erica Dotson, 27, and Joshua Manns, 25, had been indicted on July 28 for first-degree felony homicide within the demise of 3-year-old Jameson Nance. Prosecutors have described the homicide as “particularly heinous, atrocious, or merciless,” FOX35 Orlando reported.
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Jameson died after he “suffered by means of and skilled vital ache and abuse” within the three weeks earlier than he died, authorities have stated.
He was discovered useless on June 11 after Manns left a notice for Dotson saying that he had a seizure whereas bathing Jameson and later woke as much as discover the kid unresponsive, the station reported. Nevertheless, a health worker decided that Jameson didn’t drown as no water was present in his lungs.
Police stated that the post-mortem discovered the kid had a damaged rib, a damaged tooth, esophagus harm and at the least seven stab wounds to his head, with three wounds displaying indicators of therapeutic, WKMG-TV reported.
Investigators consider Jameson was a sufferer of ongoing youngster abuse after studying of two cases through which the kid suffered a damaged leg, native media reported. Dotson had stated that he broke his leg in 2019 whereas working, and once more in March when he stepped off a curb.
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Authorities have stated that investigators consider Dotson knew about her son’s accidents from the alleged abuse and did nothing to cease it. Dotson was arrested on July 13.
Manns had fled when he found the kid unresponsive. He was named an individual of curiosity arrested weeks afterward June 28 in Tifton, Ga., the place he was hiding with kinfolk.
Dotson and Manns additionally face costs of aggravated youngster abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a kid, and youngster abuse.