Arnold T. Ross, 17, from Louisiana, is facing first-degree murder and aggravated rape charges in the gruesome attack of his girlfriend’s 8-month-old son, according to CNN.com. Responding to a call, police came to the home of 8-month-old Da-Von Lonzo and found him unresponsive. The baby was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The medical examiner believes that he was beaten to death but most shocking is that they found tears in his rectum. Ross lied at first saying that Da-Von had fallen down the stairs but then admitted to beating the child consistently when he wouldn’t stop crying. Ross claims the child started to defecate and he placed his fingers inside the infant’s rectum to clean him up.
Ross, who has been in and out of jail on drug possession, battery, theft and weapons charges, will be charged as an adult under Louisiana state law.—WLW