HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Police say that the 21-year-old who has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son is now in custody.
Jasmine Jones, 21, is charged with two counts of injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the death of 3-year-old Jaycion Jones.
Homicide investigators are calling this one of the worst cases they've ever witnessed.
“It was a particularly heinous act. I’ve been in homicide four years. Its rough to think a poor, innocent child could go through something like that,” says Sgt. Chris Hassig with the Houston Police Department Homicide Division.
Jaycion suffered injuries that covered his body but Houston police investigators say his mom never called for help. Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived to a home on Wilcrest Drive near Lakeside Forest Lane in southwest Houston at around 8:25 a.m. on Nov. 8 and found 3-year-old Jaycion unresponsive, after someone else in the home called 911. They determined that Jaycion's pelvis was bruised and had him taken to Texas Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to court documents the toddler had deep bruises and lacerations on his bottom, back, abdomen, pelvis and head plus severe internal injuries. Houston Police homicide detectives say the baby's injuries were so extensive it took the medical examiner's office two days to finish the autopsy. The medical examiner's office says the 3-year-old suffered a perforated intestine, a hemorrhage in his scrotum and other injuries "indicating he was bent over a hard surface as he was struck on his back, legs and scrotum."
The court documents go on to say the mother's boyfriend says he spanked the toddler with his hand and a belt on Monday November 7, 2016 but HPD says no one called 911 until the next day.
“The injuries recorded by the medical examiner appeared to be in multiple different stages of healing to include some scarring,” adds HPD Sr. Officer Thomas Ferguson.