We perish because we know not… #TLENews
The details behind the death of a South Florida 3-year-old toddler have been released, and according to the arrest affidavit, his injuries revealed that he may have been sexually abused.
Twenty-eight-year-old Corey Gordon was arrested Tuesday evening after, according to court records, he confessed to killing his 20-year-old girlfriend’s son, Khyese. “I want to know why did he beat him to death,” said Glenda Haye, the victim’s grandmother. “What he did … he beat him up so bad that he died.”
Gordon previously mentioned that the victim accidentally defecated on a sofa and, according to official records, Gordon then boxed and slapped the child. The child also fell down the stairs.
Wednesday morning, Gordon faced a judge and said he was watching over Khyese while the child’s mother, Chantel Haye, was at a new job. Hours later, when Gordon went to pick up Haye, she noticed her son was stiff, unresponsive and “cold to the touch” in the back seat of the car. According to the arrest report, Gordon told Haye, “I’m going to jail. What are we going to do? What are you going to tell them at the hospital?”
Once the three arrived at Coral Springs Medical Center, Gordon fled the area.
Gawane Grant, Gordon’s attorney, said the claims that the victim was sexually abused are without merit. “Clearly any allegation to sexual abuse [is] clearly without any merit in this particular case,” he said. “Mr. Gordon has had a very loving relationship with this child.”
Tuesday afternoon, prior to his arrest, Haye pleaded to Gordon to turn himself in. “I trusted him with my son, my life. I trusted him with my son, my son is my everything,” she said. “I went to work. I was trying to do better for me and my baby boy.”
Now, Haye is left with only mementos of her son. “It hurts. It hurts so bad,” she said.
Doctors believe Khyese had been dead for at least four hours. The Department of Children and Families had been investigating the family since December 2014 after someone reported that the baby was “always crying and had marks that resembled belt marks.”
There were also concerns of domestic violence in the home, but the reports were closed, as there were no indicators for physical injury.
Gordon was denied bond and is being held under suicide watch.