Police: Baby Beat To Death On Shinnecock Reservation

NEW YORK (1010WINS) — A man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a baby Sunday night on Long Island’s Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

Pedro Jones, 20, was babysitting 17-month-old Roy Jones when he allegedly struck the child several times with closed fists and grabbed him by the neck, police say.

pedro jones Police: Baby Beat To Death On Shinnecock Reservation

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Officials says Jones told police that he was “trying to make him act like a boy instead of a little girl.”

The baby was found in cardiac arrest and was rushed to Southampton Hospital where he died around 8:30 p.m.

The baby’s family lashed out at Jones at his arraignment Monday calling him a “pig.”

“He stole the life of a child,” Daniel Collins, the boy’s grandfather said. “I hope the justice system turns around and steals his.”

Jones, who is not a member of the Shinnecock nation, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

“It’s a tragedy,” a spokeswoman for the tribe said. “We’re in mourning.”

Police say Jones is the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.


One Comment

  1. Secret says:

    His mother loved him and this man never gave the large sole a chance it’s stomach twisting if I saw this man he better pray because I’ll help him get to he’ll faster

  2. Diane says:

    Why is it always the mother’s boyfriend?

  3. Haylee says:

    I agree 100% with Letticia Bonet
    The death Penalty should be mandatory for killing a child period!!! If I had the power to mkae that change I would in a heartbeat! That poor baby boy…just breaks my heart. If anyone touched my child they wouldn’t make it to trial.

  4. mags says:

    its always the mothers boyfriend.

  5. CYN says:

    They will just send him back to Mexico and he will be back before the bus to kill again

    1. k says:

      does he look mexican to you!!!

  6. Letticia Bonet says:

    Manslaughter is not enough punishment for what this monster did to that poor innocent baby and his family.Our justice system does this alot to people who murder innocent children, babies. Manslaughter is a slap on the wrist, this animal should get the death penaly or at least life in prison for what he’s done. This is MURDER, not an accident.

    1. Ke says:

      You said it best!!!!

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