Man punches his 3-year-old daughter to death because she soiled herself (video)By Mason White 12:48 PM November 10, 2014
|Kimberly, Andrew, and Jeida Torres|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly punching his little daughter to death, prosecutors in New York said.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that the suspect of Bushwick, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the beating death of his three-year-old stepdaughter, Jeida Torres.
The suspect was also charged in connection with the assault of his five-year-old stepson, Andrew Torres.
“This defendant was a father figure to these two helpless children, and instead of protecting and caring for them he allegedly used his fists to beat to death an innocent little girl. Her five-year-old brother was also attacked. Now, the defendant will be held accountable for these cowardly acts,” Thompson said.
The defendant was identified as 20-year-old Kelsey Smith.
In addition to the murder charge, the suspect was also charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter, one count of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was ordered held without bail. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
According to the police investigation, approximately 3:50 p.m., the defendant called his wife, Kimberly Torres, who is the mother of Jeida and Andrew, and allegedly told her that he messed up and hit Jeida because she soiled herself.
He also said that Jeida was not breathing. Kimberly Torres called the police, who found Jeida Torres unresponsive.
Jeida Torres was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and was pronounced dead.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma. Andrew Torres, who was allegedly punched by Smith, was treated and released from the same hospital.