This is just horrific. A young father in Columbus, Ohio has been arrested for killing his infant son by throwing him on the ground repeatedly and dragging him through the neighborhood before standing on the body inside of a dumpster.
Quindell Sherman, 20, is charged with murder in the death of his 3-month-old son, Jayden Mitchell.
Bail was set at $2.5 million today for a man charged with murdering his 3-month-old son by repeatedly throwing the baby onto the pavement outside a South Linden home.
Quindell Sherman, 20, of Woodspath Lane on the Far East Side, did not speak during his initial appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court, where Judge Paul M. Herbert set bail.
Additional, graphic details about the case were revealed in a police report prepared for the court.
According to police, Sherman threw the baby, Jayden Mitchell, on a concrete landing outside 1121 E. 16th Ave. during a fight with the child’s mother, Sonia Mitchell, Tuesday night.
After punching the mother and the baby’s great-grandmother, Carolynne Holmes, Sherman picked up the baby from the landing and flung him an estimated 25 feet into the middle of E. 16th Ave. He ran into the street, grabbed the infant by the arm and “dragged him down the street like a rag doll,” police reported.
Sherman then “ran into an alley north of 16th Avenue, turned around facing the house … held the infant high above his head and slammed the baby into the ground.” He grabbed the baby again, ran to E. 17th Avenue and hid in a garbage can, where officers said they found him standing on the child.
Officers attempted to resuscitate the boy, who was pronounced dead at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at 10:39 p.m.
Sonia Mitchell, 20, declined to comment after the hearing, but her uncle Jermaine Mitchell said the family “Is dealing with it the best they can … with God and prayers, we’ll make it through.”
This young man deserves to be buried UNDER the jail for this crime.
He is truly the EPITOME of a bad parent.