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Young Montco Father Charged With Killing Infant Son In Violent Rage

LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – A 22-year-old Lansdale man is under arrest in Montgomery County, accused of murdering his three-month-old son while he was babysitting the child last weekend.

Authorities have charged Jameel East of Lantern Lane in Towamencin Township with third-degree murder and lying to police about what happened to his infant son, Enzo.

Police say the child was rushed to a local hospital Friday night, then transported by helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was diagnosed with a fractured skull and brain injury and died on Saturday.


Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says East finally admitted to detectives that he became enraged after the child had vomited on him.

“During the course of the evening the defendant became overwhelmed, angry, and violently shook his son, banging him against hard surfaces,” DA Ferman says.

An autopsy shows the infant died of blunt cerebral trauma.

The child’s 18-year-old mother told police the infant had been sick earlier that day but appeared fine when she gave him to his father later on Friday.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060


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  • deegan

    you don’t “babysit” your own child.

  • Jude

    That’s some face that Brad Segal has.

    • Anonymous


  • Slick

    What is wrong with these young people, children trying to raise children no morals, remorse or care in the world….what the heck an infant suppose to do when they spit up, go to the kitchen and clean it up, it’s an infant for crying out loud….tired of these young folks!

    • Pothead

      He’s 22 year old. He’s not a child. He’s a dumb animal. I know, we have them in chicago also.

  • SoTiredOfItAll

    Such a pitiful shame. My Prayers are with the little Angel up in Heaven. I’m also Praying for the young Mother who no longer can hold her Angel in her arms. Rest in Peace Little Guy.

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