Kaitlin Cyrus and her boyfriend Jovannie Vega are two accused killers from New York who have been charged in the murder of her three year old son
According to police reports emergency personel were called to a home where they would find the three year old boy in horrific shape. The three year old was rushed to the local hospital however his condition was so poor he was airlifted to a trauma center. Unfortunately the little boy would die from his injuries
According to reports two days before the incident Jovannie Vega would throw the little boy against a wall and slammed him down on the floor several times. The three year old, Kayden Flowers, suffered a broken leg, broken arm, lacerated liver and fatal swelling of the brain
Both Jovannie Vega and Kaitlin Cyrus have been arrested and charged with murder as well as a host of other charges
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The three-year-old boy who was severely beaten in Massena has died. Now his mother and her boyfriend are charged with manslaughter.
Village police say the toddler, Kayden Flowers, died shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
His mother, 23-year-old Kaitlin Cyrus, and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Jovannie Vega, were arrested on Tuesday on felony counts of assault and reckless endangerment.
On Thursday afternoon, the couple was arraigned in Massena Town Court on additional counts of first-degree manslaughter.
According to court documents, Vega allegedly threw the toddler against a bedroom wall and slammed him onto the ground several times.
The boy suffered a broken leg and arm, lacerated liver, brain bleed, severe brain swelling, and loss of brain function.
Kaitlin Cyrus is accused of allowing Vega to engage in ongoing physical abuse of the child. She allegedly failed to seek medical attention for her son for about 48 hours after he was injured, according to court documents.
“I’m in my 20th year of law enforcement and this was the worst case I’ve ever seen,” said Massena Police Chief Jason Olson.
Village police said the child was beaten Tuesday morning at the home Cyrus and Vega shared at 16 Francis Street, Lot 44. When asked about the court papers which said Cyrus failed to seek medical attention for her son for 48 hours, police declined to comment further.
Cyrus and Vega have been held without bail in the St. Lawrence County Jail since their arrest on Tuesday.
According to police, the toddler’s father lives in Massachusetts.
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A 3-year-old child whom police say was beaten and neglected by two Massena residents this week has died, and the couple charged Tuesday now face felony first-degree manslaughter counts. Other charges are pending.
Kayden Flowers died at 9:02 a.m. Thursday at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he had been airlifted on Tuesday.
With a crowd of about 30 people gathered outside the Massena Police Department on Main Street, Jovannie Vega, 24, and Kayden’s biological mother Kaitlin Cyrus, 23, were arraigned separately by Massena Town Justice Joseph Brown on the manslaughter charge Thursday afternoon. Both pleaded not guilty and were sent back to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, without bail. Kayden’s biological father resides in Massachusetts, according to Massena Police Detective Michael J. O’Brien.
Attorneys had asked Brown to release Kaitlin Cyrus under the supervision of the probation department and to set reasonable bail for Vega.
They had been held at the county jail without bail since their arraignment by Brown Tuesday on felony charges of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment. Cyrus had also been charged with reckless assault.
O’Brien said they had responded to a 911 call at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday. Police said no complaints of abuse had been made to the department prior to this week’s incident.
In his written statement, O’Brien said Vega had thrown Kayden into the bedroom wall and slammed him several times onto the ground at their home at 16 Francis St., Lot 44. Cyrus is accused of allowing Vega “to engage in ongoing physical abuse of the three-year-old victim” and “failed to seek aid and did not seek medical attention for said child for approximately 48 hours” after the incident, O’Brien wrote.
Kayden suffered a broken femur, broken arm, lacerated liver, brain bleed, severe brain swelling and loss of brain function.
“Said actions ultimately caused the death of the three-year-old victim,” O’Brien wrote.