Florida Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend’s 2-Year-Old Son – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami / AP) – A Florida man is charged with killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. He told detectives he hit the child for urinating on the couch.

Lakeland Police charged 30-year-old Alegray Jones with the serious manslaughter of a child over the boy’s death.

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According to a police press release, the boy’s mother left him with Jones when she went to work. Early Friday, Jones texted the woman telling her the boy was unresponsive to his attempts to wake him. The woman rushed home and 911 was contacted. The boy was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Detectives said the boy had numerous visible injuries and an autopsy showed he died from blunt violent injuries. They said when they confronted Jones he told them he was upset with the boy about urinating on the couch and hit and knocked him down several times. Jones was arrested.

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The names of the boy and his mother have not been published.

Prison and court records were not updated on Saturday and there was no way to determine if Jones has a lawyer.

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