Blind, developmentally disabled 5-year-old fatally beaten

The mother’s boyfriend was charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.

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CLAYTON, Mo. – Authorities in St. Louis County say a man fatally beat a 5-year-old boy who was blind and developmentally disabled while the child’s mother was away giving birth. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that investigators were so shaken by the death of Jamarion Delancy that they’re raising money for his funeral and other family expenses. Police say the crime happened last week. The mother’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Yoshuah Dallas, was charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. He doesn’t have a listed attorney. An autopsy showed that Jamarion died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen, resulting in a lacerated liver and a broken rib.