Video clip allegedly shows a 4-year-old Texas child anxiously pleading his father for bread and water before his dying.
That father, 28-year-old Brandon Lee Cervera was arrested on Thursday regarding the the August dying of his 4-year-old boy Benjamin Cervera, Fox29 in Dallas reports. Cervera continues to be booked with an injuries to some child charge using the intent to result in serious bodily injuries, an initial degree legal, based on online jail records.
Little Benjamin Cervera was introduced towards the er from the Children’s Hospital of Dallas in August covered in bruises, based on an arrest report acquired by Fox29. The kid, who had been near to his fifth birthday, seemed to be only putting on a disposable diaper, local outlet KABB reports.
A nurse, who had been immediately concered about the injuries in addition to Benjamin’s emaciated body, known as police. When they showed up, Benjamin was dead.
Brandon Cervera claimed the wounds on his son’s body — that have been allegedly in a variety of stages of healing — were self-inflicted. However, an autopsy determined the wounds were likely caused by physical abuse, based on the arrest report.
Mobile phone footage taken by a relative and today at the disposal of police allegedly demonstrated the boy’s father denying the kid food because the boy “shaking uncontrollably, crying, and pleading for bread and water,” based on police documents acquired by KABB. Other footage allegedly shows the kid having to “eat bread crumbs from the bathroom floor without using his hands” in addition to being made to drink hands sanitizer.
Based on KABB, the boy was “begging for water while crying and waving his hands before his mouth saying it had been burning” after being designed to consume hands sanitizer.
Brandon’s bond continues to be set at $500,000, online records show. He’s scheduled to look before the court for any preliminary hearing on March 29. It isn’t obvious if he’s an attorney.
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