Mother arrested in connection with 3-year-old son’s death
HOUSTON — The search is over for a 21-year-old mother wanted in connection to the death of her 3-year-old son.
Jasmine Jones is charged with two counts of injury to a child. She turned herself in without incident Saturday, according to authorities.
Jaycion Jones — her son — was found unresponsive Nov. 8 after paramedics came to their home in the 300 block of Wilcrest.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said paramedics found bruising around Jaycion’s pelvis and transported him to Texas Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy conducted by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined Jaycion suffered extensive internal injuries, as well as wounds to his buttocks, back, abdomen, pelvis and head. His internal injuries lead to his death.
Court documents revealed not all of the toddler’s injuries were new. Jaycion had deep bruising and lacerations in various stages of healing, the records stated.
Jones told investigators she rarely spanked her son and her boyfriend, Andre Young, did all the discipline, officials said.
Young admitted to spanking the child with both his hands and a belt the day before Jaycion died, court documents said.
Police said Jaycion complained of a stomach ache the day before his death. He vomited multiple times, and Jones comforted him with home remedies, court records said.
The medical examiner determined the injuries sustained could have been treatable if proper medical attention had been timely administered. However, the child never received medical attention, officials said.
Investigators said a little girl had also been living with Jones but had been removed by Child Protective Services.