By: William Martin WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A man flew into a rage when his girlfriend's son defecated in his pants instead of going to the bathroom, according to police in New York.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that the Gravesend man has been indicted on murder and other charges, following a recent ruling by the Office of the New York City Medical Examiner that the defendant’s beating caused the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Jaden Jordan.
He was previously charged with assault in connection with the beating.
“Jaden Jordan was a helpless, defenseless child who the defendant was supposed to be caring for. Instead, he allegedly beat him so severely that the little boy died,” Gonzalez said.
Salvatore Lucchesse, 24, was arraigned before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Deborah Dowling on an indictment charging him with one count of second-degree murder, one count of first-degree manslaughter and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was ordered held without bail. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the top count.
According to the investigation, Jordan, 3, was left home alone with the defendant while the victim’s mother, Raven Haynes, was at work, between approximately 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
At some point, while in the defendant’s care, the toddler allegedly defecated on himself.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the victim’s home after the defendant called 911 and reported that the child was unconscious.
The victim was found soiled and unresponsive, and was taken to Coney Island Hospital and then transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he remained after falling into a coma.
Later examination revealed that Jaden had sustained severe head trauma and a fractured skull.
The Office of the New York City Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide, finding the cause of death to be abusive head and neck trauma.