Stepfather charged after four-year-old beaten to death

July 20, 2021

The stepfather of four-year-old Nashaun Brown, who died after allegedly being beaten has been charged with multiple offences.

Shaun Bennett, 24, of a Willowdene Through Way address in Spanish Town, St Catherine has been charged with unlawful wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, cruelty to child and child abuse.

Reports are that on Sunday, July 18, Nashaun complained of not feeling well and was given a meal by his mother.

He was allegedly eating slowly when Bennett became angry and proceeded to beat him with a stick. Nashaun’s mother reportedly intervened and was also assaulted.

Shortly after, the child became unresponsive and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Bennett is scheduled to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday, July 27.

The Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem to determine if additional charges will be proffered.

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