HOUSTON, TX – Just about any parent of a baby will acknowledge that there are frustrating aspects of raising a child. However, sheriff’s deputies in Houston say a father lost his temper so much during his toddler’s potty training – that the father beat the child to death.
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) July 27, 2020
Harris County Sheriff’s deputies initially took 21-year-old Antonio Hicks Sr. into custody when his two-year-old son had to be admitted to the hospital after being allegedly beaten by him while trying to potty train his son.
Hicks was originally charged with injury to a child, but those charges are expected to be upgraded since the two-year-old, Antonio Hicks Jr., died from his sustained injuries on July 25th.
A vigil tonight in memory of 2 yr old Antonio Hicks Jr. He died Saturday- his father arrested and charged with injury to a child. The charge may be upgraded. Family and friends gathered to remember “Baby K” #abc13 pic.twitter.com/5p9LXvAAdM
— Deborah Wrigley (@wrigleyABC13) July 27, 2020
The day following the toddler’s death, friends and family members who knew and loved the child gathered for a vigil to remember and honor him. The likes of balloons, toy trucks, and action figures such as Iron Man and plushies from Paw Patrol and Mickey Mouse were arranged around some lit candles.
The deceased’s uncle, Kali Brown, stated the following in the wake of baby Hicks’ death:
“We mattered to people when we were kids, so every kid should have at least a chance at life.”
This is currently a developing investigation. Please follow Law Enforcement Today to receive further updates on this case.
This is yet another troubling case involving abuse of children. In Clark County, Ohio, we recently reported on a disturbing incident where someone trying to boast about “black lives matter,” decided to do so by abusing a white baby on camera.
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The story we are about to share is disturbing, disgusting and despicable. For full disclosure, there will be a photo included below that you need to be warned about. The three words we used in the first sentence are not descriptive enough to truly depict just how vile the people involved in this situation truly are.
First, we want to introduce you to Isaiah Jackson of Springfield, Ohio. Jackson was arrested on July 20th for a probation violation. Local authorities are working on the charges related to a photo of Jackson that went viral on July 21st.
So, what kind of social media photo could cause this type of commotion?
Jackson had himself a great idea for a Black Lives Matter campaign.
He took his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son and posed for a photo with him.
Police believe that the photo shows a shirtless Jackson, kneeling on the neck of the toddler who is white. The toddler, wearing nothing but a diaper, was laying face down and screaming, while another individual held his arms behind him.
The photo was caption with just a few letters. Here is what it said:
“blm now mf”
While Jackson is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and all actions are still allegations at this point, several of the tattoos in the viral photo match those of the Facebook page of one Isaiah Jackson. There are also screenshots of text messages form the baby’s mother defending Jackson saying, “he wasn’t hurting him.”
— Catherine (@Catherine3684) July 27, 2020
Here is an additional and final warning for what we are about to show you.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that they are:
“100% certain that charges will be filed against those responsible for the photo of a two-year-old baby being held down as his mother’s boyfriend knelt on his neck.”
Maj. Christopher Clark from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Gateway Pundit that Jackson is now in custody. He was taken in on a probation violation while they decide what to charge him with in relation to the photo.
Maj. Clark said in a statement to TGP:
“They don’t want any chance of their being a possibility of the charges being dismissed. They want to make sure whatever case they put on him is rock solid.”
He went on to say:
“I’m confident, 100 percent confident, that there will be charges brought against these individuals. It’s just a matter of making sure that our investigation is thorough and complete so that we file a charge that will stick and be convictable in court,”
Maj. Clark said that they are waiting on some additional information to come in from Facebook, and are still working to confirm the identity of the person seen holding the child’s hands. He said that the prosecutor’s office is also consulting with the local children’s hospital and a doctor who is reviewing the case. The Sheriff’s Office will be meeting with them today or tomorrow and will then proceed with charges.
Maj. Clark explained:
“We’re waiting on our prosecutor’s office to make a decision on what level of charges and which type of charges to put on that individual,’ ‘What we’re looking at on our end are charges related to child endangerment, possibly domestic violence, assault, that sort of thing. The big one we are looking at though would be a child endangerment type charge.”
He continued with a statement regarding the boys mother, saying:
“She was home, but she was not aware that the photo was being taken at the time. She did not find out about it until later on the next day. We have interviewed her and we are still working with her and that is something that the prosecutor’s office is also reviewing,’ he explained.”
While those involved in the photo are going to face charges stemming from the actions in the photo, it is unclear whether the mother, who was at home during the photo, and claims she was in a separate room, will face charges.
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