Two year old beaten to death while defending his mummy.


Little Jamil ‘JB’ Baskerville Jr was protecting his mum from her partner, Zachary Tricoche, 24, who started arguing with her about her food purchases, a court heard.

The Mirror reports, the two-year-old became upset and ‘stepped in to intervene’ after Tricoche allegedly shoved the woman at a house in New Jersey, US.

Tricoche punched the toddler 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.

The impact of the strike caused the child to hit his head against the wall again, and left him with severe injuries to his organs, NBC reports.

He was rushed to Cooper University Hospital, where he was found to have a lacerated liver, internal bleeding and other serious wounds. He tragically passed away from his injuries.

A medical examiner ruled the toddler bled to death after his tiny liver was crushed.

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  • What sort of a “animal” (most treat others better than this) would beat up a child like that. He should be locked in a cell with no TV, radio or any entertainment.


  • What a horrible thing to happen – Poor little guy. RIP little man. Hope the parter who did this finds his way to hell :(


  • devastating!!! RIP little hero.
    To the low life who did this, you deserve so much more punishment than you’ll ever get. :(


  • Really? Punching a little boy??? :-( It’s unthinkable. Poor little Jamil. :-(


  • WHAT THE HECK How the hell can an adult choose to punch a child. What the heck is wrong with this guy? I prey that he isn’t given a light sentencing and that he goes to jail and is surrounded by thugs who think beating a child up is wrong! (i know this isn’t appropriate behaviour but reading this has really upset me so i apologise for inapproriate behaviour in advance)


  • The poor little boy,may he R.I.P.


  • What a bully this man is, typical, picking on children and women. Too gutless to pick a fight with someone his own size!!! Poor child, how brave he was. I’m sure he’ll have a special place in heaven. RIP, poor little one!


  • Horrific !! What world are we living in that adult think they can treat (their) children like this ?! Sickening !!


  • Oh my goodness. That poor children. RIP little one


  • Poor child. There are too many injustices in this world.


  • How utterly agonising for his mother.


  • disgusting vile creature! Rot in prison, poor little JB, rest in peace sweet heart


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