A violent man from St. Louis, Missouri, has been arrested after viciously beating his girlfriend’s blind son to death.
The boy, Jamarion Delancy, 5, was blind and had learning disabilities, but that did not stop Yoshuah Dallas, 24, from abusing him.
According to reports, the incident occurred last Tuesday, while Delancy’s mother, Aunyae, was in the hospital giving birth to her third child. She reportedly left her son, and her 7-year-old daughter, Micaiah, in the care of Dallas at their apartment,
Dallas reportedly brought Delancy to the hospital a day after the violent attack, where he subsequently died from his injuries.
According to the St. Louis County Police Association, the young Delancy wore leg braces and “had no way to defend himself against the suspect’s attack”,
He suffered blunt force trauma to the abdomen, a lacerated liver and a broken rib.
“We feel for Aunyae at this incredibly difficult time where she has to bring a baby home from the hospital, while planning her son’s funeral and also trying to care for (the sister) who was in the apartment when this horrible act occurred — all with extremely limited resources”, the association said.
The suspect, Dallas has been charged with a Class A felony for abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death and possession of a firearm, the report states.
According to the report, Delancy’s case is tough for the police force, as the mum’s poverty situation has forced the police department to task themselves and raise money for his burial expenses.
“Unfortunately detectives who handle these types of crimes see this level of violence on a daily basis,” Joe Patterson, a retired detective who’s the executive director of the association told the Post-Dispatch.
“But when it involves a child who is blind, developmentally disabled and can only walk using braces, it was extremely devastating for these detectives.”
The St Louis County Police Association has launched a GoFundMe campaign for the ‘victim’, which at the time of this report has raised more than $28,000 of its $30,000 goal.
“Jamarion’s death has left an impact on the members of the St. Louis County Police Department and we feel compelled to do more, especially at a time of year when families typically gather and celebrate the holidays,” the campaign’s description reads.
Dallas is reportedly being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center on a $250,000.00 cash only bond.