UPDATE: Charges for the father of 2-yr-old Kyland King have now been upgraded to include murder.
Anderson King is now charged with the first-degree murder of his 2-yr-old son after an allegedly beating death.
The autopsy on the toddler showed Kyland King died from multiple blunt force injuries and his injuries did not appear to be consistent with falling down the stairs as the father initially said.
A person arrested for first-degree murder does not get a bond.
The latest toddler death in East Baton Rouge Parish involves a 2-yr-old allegedly beaten to death in Baton Rouge.
It was around 7:30pm on Sunday, Aug. 7th, when BRPD officers responded to the Oschner Hospital on O’Neal Ln. for a possible beating death.
The father of the baby boy, Anderson King, 25, took Kyland King, 2, to the hospital and admitted to the hospital personnel that he hit the baby with a belt. Sources said the baby peed on himself, which upset the father, who allegedly whipped the toddler repeatedly with a belt bruising and injuring the baby. The little boy was unresponsive on the floor, but King left the baby and another child there while he went to the baby’s mother’s job to tell her what happened. King allegedly never did call police and waited to take to the baby to the hospital.
An autopsy revealed the baby death is a homicide and he died from multiple blunt force injuries.
The baby’s parents were taken in for questioning and officers searched where they were staying at the Oyo Hotel on Gwenadele Ave.
The father also told officers that the baby boy fell down some stairs a few days ago but he did not call police.
For now, King is charged with second degree cruelty to juveniles. After the autopsy, charges could be upgraded to murder.
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