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Father indicted in death of toddler son


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WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man was indicted Wednesday on a murder charged in connection with the death of his two-year-old son.

The Westchester County grand jury also indicted Blair Robinson, 24, for depraved indifference murder of a child, manslaughter and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

On the evening of December 24, 2016, Robinson walked into the emergency room of St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers carrying his son, Alex Robinson, and reporting to staff that the child was not breathing. Hospital personnel unsuccessfully attempted to revive the child.

Although Robinson told police he had only struck the tot once on his behind, the autopsy determined Alex had died from blunt force trauma to his head and torso and that he had hemorrhages in his brain and internal organs. Approximately nine marks on his back appeared to have been pattern injuries caused by some kind of instrument that had be used to repeatedly strike him.

When Blair Robinson was interviewed three days later, he admitted to police that he had kicked, whipped and beaten the child on the head and torso earlier in the afternoon of December 24, then took a nap before going to work for 90 minutes. When he came home, he tried to revive his son and brought him to the ER.

Robinson is in the Westchester County Jail without bail. If convicted, he could face 25 years to life in prison.

When police went to their apartment after the child’s death, they found his mother, Kenya Reed, and the toddler’s 10-month-old sister in a bedroom, lying in a cold room on a mattress with no sheets, a bottle of curdled mil beside her. She was dirty and suffered from diaper rash.

The apartment was filthy and unsanitary with rodent droppings all over kitchen surfaces. Bugs flew around inside the refrigerator.

The little girl was taken to the hospital for care.

 


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