Miami, FL A lot of men know the joys of being a father to little clones of themselves, especially when they’re two years old. The little rugrats are more than excited to learn what they can from their fathers. I mean, what kid wouldn’t want to learn how to hunt for dinosaurs, make fruit loop necklaces, draw pictures, catch a baseball, and learn how to box? Wait, boxing?
Lee Willie DeJesus thought it would be cool to teach his 2-year-old son how to box while the child’s mother went to work. Apparently this Cassius Clay wannabe isn’t full of great ideas, judging by his pigtails. DeJesus allegedly hit his 2-year-old son 15 times in the head, torso, and shoulders while wearing 1 lb. gloves. It is not yet known exactly how hard he was hitting him, but the child ended up falling off the bed and hitting his head on the floor, rendering him unconscious. If that wasn’t fatherly enough, he waited most of an hour after the little boy became unresponsive to call for help.
The poor little guy was rushed to a children’s hospital and underwent surgery for bleeding of the brain, and is there on life support and reported to be brain dead. The purpose of the life support is so that he can donate his organs. Even though he’s only 2, it sounds like he’s the only one in the family who cares about more than himself. DeJesus was hoping to get out on a bond, saying that his son wasn’t dead yet, so it wasn’t murder (he’s so caring and worried about his son…just kidding) and the judge refused it because his son was brain dead, and it’s just as bad. He was originally charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect, which was later bumped up to second degree murder.
It was reported that family services had been called in the past on DeJesus for beating on the child’s mother, with no charges ever pressed. So I personally have to hold the mother partly responsible for this tragic incident. It’s one thing to leave your child with a stranger. It’s another to leave your child with a loser. DeJesus’ sister, Rachel DeJesus, tells reporters that he has a history of anger management problems. It makes me wonder if he was teaching his son to box, or if he was upset that he was having a bad hair day and took it out on his son since his girlfriend was gone. People with anger management problems are unpredictable and pretty soon he’s going to realize that prison rape is also unpredictable.