NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Brooklyn teenager has been arrested in the death of a 23-month-old boy, which was ruled a homicide.

The medical examiner’s office said Jacqil Degraffenreid died of lacerations to the liver and pancreas and internal hemorrhaging.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reports

He was found unconscious Saturday at his home and taken to Kings County Hospital, where he later died.

Nineteen-year-old Tyree Wright is charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Police say he is a friend of the child’s mother.

Wright was reportedly taking care of the boy while the mom was at work. She is being questioned but has not been charged.

Police did not release her name, since she isn’t a suspect.

“It’s terrible. It makes you want to hold your son more, right?” one neighbor told CBS 2.

According to law enforcement sources, Wright, who has a criminal history including assault and robbery, made statements implicating himself, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reports.

Also on Saturday, a baby girl was found unconscious at her Bronx home. The cause of death of 2-month-old Angelise Correa is under investigation. There have been no arrests.

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Comments (5)
  1. ???? says:

    Mom was working? Did I read that right?

  2. Thor's Hammer says:

    spare us the expense of a trial, court appointed lawyer, and all the comforts of prison. don’t waste good rope either. hog tie him and open up the wheel well of a plane at 39,000 feet over the North Atlantic and yell “Bum’s away!” How dare he be breathing going on 24 hours after he murdered a 23 month old. where’s your outrage and umbrage reverend al?

    1. TRACK says:

      Totally agree! Plus, these stupid females who can’t wait and have more concern for their child(ren) then some d*ck! She’s working he’s not duh! Condoms and birth control pills still work 97% of the time.
      Where are her parents? Where is the dad? Father, what say you?
      Al Sharpton and Jesses Jackson, what do you have to say? This is brown on brown crime, no!

  3. the bandid says:

    hang him, today

  4. Jodi Jones says:

    Dude thats messed up man, off with his head!

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