January 11, 2012 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the beating death of a child at 16811 City View Place about 9 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 10).
Tyrone Jefferson (b/m, DOB: 11-29-88) is charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court. He is accused in the death of Ja'shaun Davis, 2, who was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. A photo of Jefferson is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers P. Vela and M. Condon reported:
Jefferson, the victim's father, stated to officers he had spanked the child with a belt after he had urinated where he sleeps. Jefferson stated during the incident the boy began struggling to breath and became unresponsive. He then called 9-1-1 and the boy was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. The boy had multiple bruises throughout his body.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.