(link to fuckstain's murder of his 7 MO son in 2013)A 35-year-old man faces murder charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend's child, Baltimore police said.
First responders were called about 9:30 p.m. on July 18 to a home in the 2800 block of Forest Glen Road for an unresponsive child.
An 18 month-old baby, later identified as Zaray Gray, was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment. Shortly after arrival, Zaray was pronounced dead by medical personnel, police said.
Through the course of their investigation, detectives were able to identify and arrest a suspect.
Police learned the child had been in the care of the mother’s boyfriend, Francois Browne, and when the mother came home, she found the baby unresponsive.
Browne told detectives Zaray had fallen on the playground while going down a sliding board, claiming he bumped the back of his head and back.
Hospital personnel and homicide detectives noted visible injuries on Zaray’s body. A postmortem X-ray revealed a broken bone. The medical examiner determined internal injuries led to the toddler's death, indicating many were the result of poking the child. Injuries include severe bruising on the right-side of the forehead, waist, neck, chin and mouth. Multiple lacerations and tears to his bowels were found and likely caused by multiple blows to the abdomen. Bruises were found to be consistent with finger marks and the child had a broken clavicle.
Browne told investigators Zaray threw up at least three times in the children's bedroom when they returned from the playground. Police charging documents indicate Zaray was heard moaning, lying on a second floor bed. When his mother came home, she checked on him and noticed he, 'had a look,' and wasn't breathing. She called 911 and performed CPR.
"My heart is hurt. Then I saw the ambulance attendant run out with the baby. The baby was super limp, and I just prayed the baby was going to be OK," a neighbor said.
Francois Browne was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder, police said. He is currently being held at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center.
Medical records show this is the second child death Browne has been charged with. In 2013, police charged him with the killing of his 7-month-old son, Kendall. He told police he could not get the baby to stop crying. He spent five years in jail and is currently on supervised probation.
Browne is denying ever harming the child. According to the medical examiner, the vomiting is likely symptoms of the trauma the 18 month old endured and not caused by playground injuries.
2013 Baby Killer Francois Browne meet 2018 Toddler Killer Francois Browne