Man smokes marijuana with girlfriend after smashing skull of her 13-month-old sonBy Mason White 11:11 AM November 21, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly smashing the skull of his girlfriend’s son, prosecutors in New York said.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that a Rockaway man has been charged with brutally assaulting his former girlfriend’s 13-month-old son while babysitting the child last week.
“The defendant is accused of assaulting a defenseless child with such force that it fractured the child’s skull, and left a pattern of injuries on the infant’s head and body. The fragility of a small child cannot be emphasized enough,” Brown said.
Bishme Allah, 30, of Beach 60 Street in the Arverne section of Queens, was arraigned last night in Queens Criminal Court, on charges of first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child before
Queens Criminal Court Judge Michelle Armstrong, who set bail at $30,000.
If convicted Allah faces up to 15 years in prison.
According to the police investigation, Jazmyn Reyes brought her 13-month-old son, Jassier Reyes-Meyers, to Allah’s residence around 7:30 p.m.
Jazmyn Reyes left her son alone with Allah for approximately 30 minutes, in order to run errands.
At the time of her leaving, the baby was crying.
When Jazmyn Reyes returned, Allah told her that her son was asleep, and the two smoked marijuana and ate a sandwich.
Jazmyn Reyes got into bed with her son approximately 9:00 p.m., without turning on the lights.
When Allah got into the bed and Jazmyn Reyes moved her son, she observed marks on his face and severe swelling to his head. She demanded that Allah take him to a hospital.
Jassier Reyes-Meyers was admitted to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and an examination revealed that he had a severe skull fracture, subdural hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhages, and external patterned contusion and bruising on the head and lower abdomen.
Medical personnel determined that the injuries were consistent with non-accidental inflicted trauma, and that the nature and pattern of the injuries were consistent with forceful impact.
Doctors expect the baby to survive.