Police officials said the 33-year-old man, later identified as Montrel, was taken into custody and later charged with multiple charges, including: murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in catastrophic injury, aggravated battery, and battery resulting in death to a person less than 14 years old after he reportedly killed his 4-year-old cousin Jolly. Police officials also said the 911 dispatcher received a call about a 4-year-old boy who was having a seizure. The first responders reportedly found the victim unconscious. There were no visible signs of injury on the child, the paramedic observed, but he was unresponsive, L&C reported.
Shortly after, officers found bl00d on the bathroom counter and sink, damage to the bathroom door, and multiple blo0dstains on walls in multiple bedrooms. The 4-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital due to the severe nature of his injuries. Doctors told investigators that the boy suffered non-accidental trauma and never regained consciousness. Unfortunately, the child died from blunt force injuries to his head. Police officials said the 33-year-old suspect said he was disciplining the child by making him do wall sits because the boy had put his shoes on the incorrect feet. The suspect then allowed the little boy to use the restroom. This made Montrel even more upset because the child was going to sit on the toilet to ur-nate instead of standing ‘like a regular boy.’
The 33-year-old man made the little boy use the restroom and then return to the wall to do wall sits. At one point, he looked at the boy and observed he was on the ground near the corner of the door frame with blood coming out of his mouth. The boy’s mother, Jasontina, was in and out of the house buying groceries and then unloading them from the car and putting them away. The woman told investigators that she was aware of the discipline being meted out to her son and that it was happening because he had incorrectly put his shoes on.
Montrel faces a possible sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison if convicted as charged for the crimes alone. Prosecutors said that Montrel’s statements could not account for the injuries doctors determined the boy had suffered from before dying, including: patterned bruising on his scalp; subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhage; severe, diffuse hypoxic injury affecting the majority of his brain; torn upper lip frenulum with bruising of the surrounding mucosa; bruising on arms; suspected laceration/contusion of the mid portion of the pancreas; possible bowel contusion of the ascending colon; several possible rib fractures’ and patterned bruising to the back and diffuse bruising over the right buttock, L&C reported.