Nevada man murders his 5-year-old kid over television show
Gerald Oglesby, 33, has been accused of the death of his 5-year-old son, General Sema'j Oglesby
The infant was discovered dead at 1:30 a.m. on March 16
According to the investigation, "Gerald did not phone the paramedics or anybody else to see if he might obtain some help"
A father is facing murder charges after reportedly telling officers that he beat his kid to death because he didn't like the TV show the child was watching. Gerald Oglesby, 33, has been accused of the death of his 5-year-old son, General Sema'j Oglesby. According to reports, the infant was discovered dead at 1:30 a.m. on March 16.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Gerald confessed to police to hit the youngster, claiming he whipped the five-year-old repeatedly with an electrical cord. Then he struck General in the stomach, which proved deadly. Gerald allegedly caused the boy's chin to rip open and bleed during the initial whippings.
According to the police report, the man then showered General before continuing to beat him with the electrical cord. He then hit the boy in the stomach while wearing a slipper over his hand.
"Gerald claimed that he realised he punched (the boy) too hard as soon as he smacked him in the belly," police noted in the arrest report.
The youngster, who was having difficulty walking at the time, then vomited on the couch. His respiration eventually ceased.
Gerald allegedly performed chest compressions but did not immediately dial 911. When he called 911, he stated that General had not taken a breath in 13 minutes.
According to the investigation, "Gerald did not phone the paramedics or anybody else to see if he might obtain some help." Instead, he went beside the kid, "rubbing his body for comfort."
"Gerald stated that he did not want to lose custody of (his son), thus he opted not to contact for assistance," police noted.
Instead, he texted the boy's mother, Charlveena Veecee, as well as his sister. The mother was shown images of the kid on Gerald's phone, and the guy allegedly admitted to his sister that he whipped General too hard. According to the arrest report, he then smoked a marijuana cigarette and dialled 911.
Gerald allegedly refused to do CPR on his son when emergency dispatchers told him to do so, according to the report. Gerald has been charged with one count of murder and is being held in Henderson, according to reports.
Gerald informed cops in the police report that he had beaten his kid in the past for "back talking."
According to the police report, "Gerald used a mobile phone charging wire and beat him many times in the arms, back, belly, and side of his neck, including his jawline."
Previously, the 33-year-old was arrested and charged with numerous charges of domestic abuse and one count of domestic battery by strangulation. According to the police report, he choked his girlfriend while her children were in the living room of their apartment.
On the evening of March 15, a neighbour who lives below from General claimed to have heard repetitive thumping noises for two hours.