The father of a purportedly slain 3-year-old boy went on a revenge-fueled attack on his son's accused killer in the middle of a court hearing.
Desean Brown is accused of murdering 29-year-old Nyteisha Lattimore and her 3-year-old son Nylo. Prosecutors believe Brown stabbed Lattimore to death on Dec. 5, 2020, in an apartment in Walnut Hills, Ohio.
Lattimore was found along the banks of the Ohio River on Dec. 12, 2020. Nylo's stroller was also found in the Ohio River, but the 3-year-old boy has yet to be found. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said Nylo's blood was found on a Paw Patrol blanket that was recovered near his mother's body.
WCPO-TV reported on a possible motive in the heinous crime, "Kimberly Kelley, a detective for the Cincinnati Police Department told the judge it appears Nyteisha was pregnant with Desean Brown's child but then had a miscarriage. She said Brown was very upset and thought that Nyteisha killed his baby, so he was going to do something to her baby, Nylo."
Deters said, “In all my years as a prosecutor, I have never seen such a cold-blooded act committed against an innocent woman and her 3-year-old baby."
Brown is charged with two counts of murder, one count each of felonious assault, gross abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence. If he is found guilty, Brown faces the death penalty.
During a hearing on Thursday, the boy's father attacked the suspected murderer.
Antonio Hughes viciously walloped Brown in the courtroom attack. Hughes managed to land several forceful punches on the head of Hughes before he was tackled to the ground by police officers.
Despite being handcuffed, Hughes continued to try to attack his son's suspected killer. Four police officers struggled to restrain the furious father. Hughes was taken to the ground yet again by police, and was eventually escorted out of the courtroom.
Judge Megan Shanahan charged Hughes with contempt of court and ordered him to serve seven days in the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Brown's next court date is Aug. 29.
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