Babysitter 'killed boy, 1, with wrestling move in rage over torn pillow'
Marvin Rex Lake, from El Paso, Texas, could face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder after Ahren Joshua DeHart suffered fatal injuries including a fractured skull and brain damage
Marvin Rex Lake, 24, has been charged with capital murder - an offence that can be punishable by the death penalty, if convicted - in the death of toddler Ahren Joshua DeHart.When he was first questioned, Lake, from the US city of El Paso, Texas, allegedly told detectives that he had no idea how Ahren suffered injuries including a fractured skull, brain damage and haemorrhaging of the lung.
But the babysitter later admitted using wrestling moves and putting the boy in an American football hold when he became angry after Ahren ripped a pillow, police claim.A court affidavit obtained by KFOX 14 alleges Lake told police he had anger issues and didn't know his own strength,
The suspect allegedly said: "I did not hurt his head. I only caused the internal injuries."Lake was watching Ahren and two other young children - a baby and a toddler - on April 12 while their mothers were at work.The mother of the other children had a video call with Lake earlier in the evening and observed that Ahren appeared to be "in good health and alert, but was crying and fussy", said police. headtopics.com
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Ahren's mother found him unresponsive and not breathing properly when she and the other mother arrived at the home just before midnight.The two other children in the babysitter's care also had injuries, police claim.Ahren was admitted to hospital in a critical condition and placed on life support, but died on April 16.
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Babysitter, 24, 'killed one-year-old boy with wrestling moves'Marvin Rex Lake has been charged with capital murder following the April 16 death of Ahren Joshua DeHart in El Paso, Texas, who suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull America is impressive robertsepehr Who would ask this guy to take care of that baby ? Pure negligence on the parents side... they should go to jail . How can anybody hurt an innocent child. This guy is inhumane filth.
Babysitter, 24, 'killed one-year-old boy with wrestling moves'Marvin Rex Lake has been charged with capital murder following the April 16 death of Ahren Joshua DeHart in El Paso, Texas, who suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull So you are telling me there are people of that ilk that can do bad things? Never. Where's the race card? Who thought it would be a good idea to let this man babysit?
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Babysitter 'gripped toddler's head like a football and wrestled him to death'Marvin Lake, 24, has been accused of killing toddler Ahren DeHart, a child he was supposed to be taking care of while his mother was at work Hire a babysitter looking like that ffs 🤦🏻♂️ When’s the riot... Jail him for life...
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