Latest News USA: Florida Teen Kills Toddler He Was Babysitting Over Her Crying
A 14-year-old identified as Jonathan Godwin, has been arrested for allegedly killing a 3-year-old girl that he was babysitting. The teen repeatedly hit the girl in her chest, back, legs and head with his fist and a belt in an attempt to get her to stop crying, according to Jacksonville Police. It’s understood he was left in charge to babysit the little girl and two other small children on August 16, 2019.
According to police, “While watching the victim for several hours, [Godwin] became annoyed with the victim for crying and repeatedly hit her. The victim was found unresponsive by [Godwin’s] mother, and was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.”
The report also revealed that Godwin had a history of “abusing and burning another small child.” On Wednesday August 28, 2019, the Medical Examiner ruled the victim’s death as a homicide. He was arrested on Friday after admitting to the abuse and confessing to being involved in the little girl’s murder.
#JSO Murder Arrest
Johnathan Godwin has been arrested for the murder of a 3-year-old child that occurred on August 16, 2019. pic.twitter.com/mCiURD9IuZ
— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 30, 2019
Godwin is being held on murder and aggravated child abuse charges, but no word on whether or not his mother will face charges also.
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