A Mount Vernon man pleaded guilty in connection to the 2018 death of his 2-year-old son, officials said Thursday.
Lloyd Scott, 35, pleaded guilty to felony first degree manslaughter. The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office says he’s been promised a sentence of 21 years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision.
Scott was arrested in April 2018, when the child’s mother found the toddler unconscious.
Officials say Scott was alone with the boy while the mother was at work.
According to the DA, Scott beat the toddler, put him in bed and told the boy’s mother that her son was sleeping when she arrived home.
When she checked on her son, he was not breathing and was covered in bruises on his face and torso, according to the DA.
The child was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Scott was arrested later that night. He was charged with murder.
The medical examiner said the child had blunt force trauma to his body, including lacerations to his liver, pancreas and intestines.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A Mount Vernon man pleaded guilty in connection to the 2018 death of his 2-year-old son, officials said Thursday. Lloyd Scott, 35, pleaded guilty to felony first degree manslaughter. The Westchester County District Attorney's Office says he's been promised a sentence of 21...
Kaleb Carvalho was so badly beaten that his tiny body was covered with bruises and cuts, and a coroner's report later determined he had suffered severe internal injuries to multiple internal organs.
The 2 1/2-year-old Mount Vernon toddler had "multiple" cuts to his mouth and lip, and several bruises on his body indicate that he was likely bitten, Westchester County prosecutors said in court papers reviewed by The Journal News/lohud.
Prosecutors said clothes that Carvalho wore — a jacket, pants and a pair of "onesies" — tested positive for saliva or blood. Blood was even found on a drill his father was seen carrying from the scene on surveillance video on April 16, shortly before he drove the boy to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"Emergency room personnel were unable to ever revive Kaleb," court papers said. "As they tried, they asked Ms. Carvalho to identify who was responsible for inflicting the injuries on the child and she told them it was the child's father, the defendant."
"In the presence of hospital and police personnel, Ms. Carvalho called the defendant on his cell phone from inside the emergency room and asked the defendant what he had done to the child," the papers said. "And the defendant answered 'I didn't go at him too hard.' When she asked him to explain what he meant, the defendant hung up."