Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim Prosecutors

October 2, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

A 17-year-old father is accused of beating his 4-month-old to death, according to the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Time. After allegedly beating his crying 4-month-old boy to death in a West Englewood bedroom, 17-year-old Willie Brown played video games, Cook County prosecutors said today.

Seventeen-year-old Willie Brown, who is described as his son's (Demari Brown) primary caregiver, was charged with the death of his child. Witnesses said that the infant had been crying at a home in the 6000 block of South Honore Street. At about 10 a.m. last Thursday, Brown was alone in the bedroom with the boy when his crying "suddenly stopped," according Assistant State’s Attorney Heather Kent.

Prosecutors claim that Brown then emerged from the bedroom and began playing video games. Soon after, a witness went into the bedroom and found the boy unresponsive. The infant was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and pronounced dead. Reports claim that Brown’s girlfriend asked him what he had done to her child and he tearfully responded, "I’m sorry, I’m sorry."

Medical reports indicated that the infant suffered from "blunt force trauma to the head, a skull fracture, internal bleeding and rib fractures." The infant died of multiple blunt force injuries from child abuse, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Cook County Judge Israel Desierto set bail for Brown at $500,000. He has been charged with first degree murder.

Thanks to mthiel for the tip.


Comments

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

man, anybody else play the babybeater game on wii? (Sarcasm)

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

I prefer the Baby Chef game on PC. (I opt for "well done" baby option.)

(NSA disclaimer: No, I do not actually eat babies.)

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Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

umm yeah, being 17 with hormonal imbalances, and emotional problems (standard human thing for the age range btw) had NOTHING to do with it...

Sry, but this could've happened over a sports game, a bad nights sleep, literally anything at that age, and really any age. Its called anger issues.

One thing gets me though..

What it says here is he was in there first, killed the child, THEN went to play some games. So which is it.. he did it because of interrupted gaming, or took to the games to escape from the horror of what he'd done? 

Neither source article listed mentions the supposed reason for the beatings, just that afterwards he went and played a game.

Sun time

A teenage boy started playing video games after the severely battered baby he was caring for stopped crying and eventually died last week, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday."

Tribune

"After allegedly beating his crying 4-month-old boy to death in a West Englewood bedroom, 17-year-old Willie Brown played video games, Cook County prosecutors said today."

GP

"A 17-year-old father is accused of beating his 4-month-old infant son to death because he interrupted his video gaming with his crying"

There is evidence the child was beaten more than this once though, so games involved or not, theres a lot shadier things going on.

 

Please tell me GP isn't going down the sensationalist path of manipulating stories....

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

For some it doesn't matter where or when, all they need ot know is that his skin at one point grazed the plastic shell of a console controller or touched a PC Keyboard to do something other than work.

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

sad, but very true.

Still, doesn't make it right to skew the facts when the whole point is to straighten them out.

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

I noticed that to.  I have an email out to GP.

"Please tell me GP isn't going down the sensationalist path of manipulating stories...."

Oh come now.  Give us some credit.  Have we not earned it after eight years?  It's likely just a simple misread or a missing source.  Whatever the issue, it'll be corrected.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

heh, I kinda figured it was just a mishap tbh, but I felt the need to point it out and be a bit sarcastic about it.. sadly, text based communication fails at sarcasm...

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

Regardless how you feel about the the Madden King one thing for sure....people like him who abuse or hurt children will be shown love by a group of men waiting for him. I wouldn't be suprised if his rectum isn't torn by then. Someone like this has it coming

Re: Chicago Father Murdered Son, Played Video Games, Claim ...

Nothing to do with any "madden king" thing (TBH never even heard the term before, had to look it up), its pure fact that the human body goes through a LOT of changes in the age range of 12-18, and during that time the person is highly susceptible to anger and depression issues.

Look it up sometime.

As to the the older crowd. When a preferred activity is interrupted most individuals will become fiercely agitated if they were deeply into whatever that activity is. So its not uncommon for violent acts to occur when this happens. Depending on their ability to control their anger, is what makes the difference as to their followup actions.

And to the rest, I do hope so, and only wish that part would make the news. People like him are just sickening regardless of reasoning.

 
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