- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Prince George’s County Police have charged a man with killing his girlfriend’s young son.

Officers say 1-year-old Jason Perez was taken to a hospital on Dec. 10 after being found unresponsive in his home in Hyattsville. Police say he died two days later.

Authorities say 21-year-old Melvin Melendez had called 911 and said the toddler had fallen out of bed and wasn’t breathing. Officers say the boy’s mother left him in Melendez’s care when she went to work.

Police say the medical examiner ruled the cause of the boy’s death was multiple blunt force injuries and the manner was homicide.

Melendez is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide