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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Mother tortures her 1-year-old son by putting a plastic bag over his head and burning him because his father has a new girlfriend (video)
A mother in Houston, Texas has been charged to court for torturing her child for three hours straight because she was jealous that the child's father got a new girlfriend. The mother decided to carry out her rage on her 1-year-old son after which she sent the video to her ex-boyfriend, the child's father, to punish him. Jamelle Peterkin, 23, placed a plastic bag over her toddler's head then proceeded to inflict burns on him with a lighter. In the distressing video, Jamelle can be heard saying to her son Jaiden "tell your daddy" as she flicked the lighter and put the flames to the baby's hand. The baby's screams did not deter her from torturing him, instead, it spurred her to hit him as he cried some more.
The woman then sent the video and photos of the abuse to the boy's father and worried relatives. One of the photos carried a text which read:
"Sad that he pressed to cheat after he just begged me to be his girlfriend. That’s okay. We can keep playing. Let’s see how bad y’all wanna be together".
A concerned relative, the boy's aunt Ra'neicha Broadnax, saw the video on April 13th and allegedly called the Humble Police Department in Texas, however she claims they did not take action and instead told her to call the police in Richmond, Virginia, where she was staying.
She said that did not make sense since the abused child resided in Houston, Texas, with his mother and that's where the abuse took place.
"When I pressed play, I just immediately started crying because my nephew was choking," Ra'neicha said in tears. She said the video had also been sent to the boy's father's new girlfriend.
"When I saw the video, I had to ask the police if he was still alive. I thought she had killed him. The video I sent to the police, she had a plastic bag, she was stuffing it down his throat. He was throwing up, his eyes were rolling to the back of the head." Ra'neicha said.
When the police in Texas did nothing about the attack, Ra'Neicha shared it on Facebook and it soon went viral, thereby attracting the attention of the Humble Police Department, Texas, who then swung into action. Officers said they saw the video of the toddler experiencing difficulty breathing as "an adult hand was seen stuffing a plastic bag" into his mouth. The video was too graphic to show all the parts.
Jamelle appeared in court on Monday where she was charged with endangering a child. She was released from jail on £12,000 bond. According to court documents, she placed the child in imminent danger by “stuffing a plastic bag in the complainant’s mouth and covering the complainant’s head with a plastic bag and tying it in a knot.”
1-year-old Jaiden is now in the care of relatives in Texas.