A Young boy was beaten to death while defending his mother from her abusive boyfriend during a fight about groceries.
A nearby court heard how Jamil ‘JB’ Baskerville Jr was present when his mum’s partner, Zachary Tricoche, 24, started arguing with her about her food purchases.
The two-year-old became upset and ‘stepped in to intervene’ after Tricoche allegedly shoved the woman at a home in New Jersey, US., NBC reports.
This enraged Tricoche, who punched the youngster so hard in the chest that he fell onto a wall and struck his head, prosecutors said.
When JB got back up, the boyfriend then allegedly told the tot to ‘put up his hands’ to fight like a grown man before punching him a second time.