Father Charged with Abuse for 3-Year-Old's Death

Father Charged with Abuse for 3-Year-Old's Death

Police arrested the father of a 3-year-old boy who died at the hospital Monday from severe injuries that had been left unattended for hours.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Police arrested the father of a 3-year-old boy who died at the hospital Monday from severe injuries that had been left unattended for hours.

Jamie Jones brought his son to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital on Monday, January 14 after he said he found the boy at the bottom of the stairs unresponsive. The child, who had trauma to his head and body, was pronounced dead a short time later.

Doctors told police the child's injuries were not consistent with those from a fall like the father described, and some injuries appeared to be several hours old. Jones admitted the injuries occurred while the child was in his care, and he did not seek immediate help. Instead, he eventually called his wife and took the child to the emergency room.

Jones, 25, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse and Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment. He is being held on a $750,000 bond at the Shelby County Jail.

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