Jonathan Dunn is an alleged killer from Utah who has been charged with the murder of a two year old boy and the attempted murder of a two year old girl
According to police reports Jonathan Dunn had previously spent two years in prison for breaking the arm of a young child. Now the convicted felon has been charged with the murder of two year old Aleister and the attempted murder of Alesister twin sister. Dunn has also been charged with sexual assault on a child and child abuse. Dunn reportedly admitted to police to striking the twins repeatedly in the chest, side and back. Dunn would call 911 and tell the operator that Aleister had stopped breathing
Jonathan Dunn would be arrested, charged with aggravated murder, aggravated child abuse and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Jonathan Dunn may face the death penalty if convicted
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A Utah man who served two years in prison for breaking a child’s arm seven years ago was charged Friday with killing a 2-year-old boy and badly injuring his twin sister, Weber County prosecutors said.
Jonathan Allen Dunn of Roy is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated child abuse and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The aggravated murder charge carries the possibility of the death penalty, court records said.
Dunn, who told officers he had been babysitting the children, called 911 on Thursday morning to report the boy was not breathing, an affidavit supporting the charges said.
After his arrest, Dunn, 36, acknowledged punching the children in the back, sides and chest on Wednesday night and said that “he was hitting them harder than he should have,” court records said.
He also reported pinching the children and pushing them into a door frame, court records said. He said he gave them both Tylenol, gave the boy cough medicine and the girl some children’s sleep aid.
On Friday morning, the boy was wheezing and Dunn said he gave him more cough medicine. Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., the boy stopped breathing, officers said Dunn told them.
Both children had bruising all over their bodies and the girl was taken to the hospital to be treated for a brain bleed, court records said.
A GoFundMe was set up to help the children’s family with funeral services and medical bills.
Dunn, who does not have an attorney listed in court records, was ordered held without bail and is scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Dec. 26.
Dunn was sentenced in May 2017 to one to 15 years in prison for breaking the arm of a child left in his care in 2016. He was released from prison in April 2019 and was on parole until December 2021, Utah Department of Corrections officials said.
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A male family friend is in custody for murder, aggravated child abuse and sexual abuse after a 2-year-old child died in Roy, while his twin was found injured.
A GoFundMe account has been established for the little boy who was killed.
Jonathan Dunn, a family friend who had previously been convicted of child abuse, was considered an “adopted uncle” who had custody of the children. He was arrested on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse, two counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of aggravated murder
According to court documents, officers responded to the home at 4450 South Street near Sand Ridge Park just before 10 a.m. after a report of a patient not breathing. When they arrived, they found the boy laying on the front porch “with several visible injuries to his face and body.”
Inside the home, officers saw the boy’s 2-year-old twin sister with bruises on her face.
The boy was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries, while the girl remains hospitalized.
During a police interview, Jonathan Dunn claimed the night before he was “playing a game with the kids and he began to punch the male and female child repeatedly in the back and sides and chest,” while admitting that “he was hitting them harder than he should have.”
Dunn told detectives that he picked up the children and began throwing them on the bed while they cried. He also said he had pinched the genitals of both children.
In 2017, Jonathan Dunn was convicted and sentenced to prison for child abuse.
“… As we attempt to put our lives back together after this unbelievable tragedy, we are choosing to honor Aleister’s life & memory as we process our grief,” the family partially said in a statement Friday.
Police believe there was a total of nine children in the house, but it’s unknown if the other children were harmed. Investigators say they are currently working on ensuring the remaining children are safe and out of harm’s way.