Severely beaten 3-year-old boy dies after alleged abuse
NEW YORK -- A 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious inside his New York City home last week has died.
Police say Jaden Jordan died Sunday night at a hospital.
Officers responding to a 911 call at a Brooklyn apartment last Monday found the boy.
Police say the boyfriend of the child's mother first said the boy had slipped in the bathtub and he gave him CPR.
After questioning 24-year-old Salvatore Lucchesse, police charged him with four counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. It's unclear if he has an attorney.
According to WPIX, the boy was found unconscious and covered in feces. A criminal complaint filed by police stated the boy's injuries were "not of an accidental nature, but an inflicted nature."
Jordan suffered a lacerated liver, which indicated an "acute blow to the abdomen," according to the complaint. He also had an injury to the brain "consistent with suffocation, strangulation or shaking," PIX11 reported.
A medical examiner will determine the cause of death of the boy.