This story is heartbreaking !!!!!
An adorable 2-year-old Brooklyn boy was beaten to death inside his family’s blood-stained apartment for refusing to recite his ABCs – and police charged his mom and boyfriend in the gruesome crime.
Aiyden Davis was unconscious but breathing when emergency medical technicians found him inside a Bedford-Stuyvesant home at 10:30 p.m. Friday, but the child died soon after reaching Interfaith Medical Center.
Police charged the child’s mother, Theresa Davis, 27, with assault, possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. Her boyfriend, Reginald Williams, 31, was hit with second-degree murder charges.
Aiyden suffered blunt-impact injuries to his head, torso and extremities, a lacerated liver and internal bleeding, according to the medical examiner.
“Aiyden was beaten to a pulp,” cried Pamela Davis, Theresa Davis’ aunt.
Distraught relatives said Williams – who sources said appeared to be drinking vodka – was baby-sitting the child, and made a tearful phone call moments before EMTs arrived.
“He said, ‘I’m sorry,’” said Pamela Davis, who received the panicked call.
“I didn’t understand until this morning: He killed him,” she said. “He got on the phone telling me he was sorry because he already killed my nephew.” She also said Williams, in a previous phone call, admitted to spanking Aiyden because the child “didn’t want to do his ABC’s.”
Police said a man called 911 at 9:50 p.m. from the second-floor Kingston Ave. apartment and said Aiyden was unresponsive. It was not immediately clear whether that caller was Williams, police sources said. He is not the child’s father, the relatives said.
Witnesses said they heard screaming from the apartment in the moments before EMTs arrived. Detectives found blood splattered throughout the home.
Officials at Interfaith notified police that Aiyden had several bruises on his body. Some of the bruises appeared old, according to investigators.
Theresa Davis’ family insisted she would never hurt her own child. “She’s a gentle soul who loved her son,” said her aunt Charlene Brown, 44. “She’s not a fighter. She’s not a hitter.”
Officials at the Administration for Children’s Services said their agency had not previously investigated Davis, who works as a security guard at the Harlem office of the 1199 SEIU.
Devastated relatives mourned the child, whom they remembered for his easy smile and infectious laugh. “I can’t believe this. How could anyone hurt a child?” said Charlene Brown.