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Mom’s boyfriend charged with murder in punching death of Tacoma toddler

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Dedric Lamar Greer, 31, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder for punching his girlfriend's toddler, Sayvon Jordan, in the abdomen, causing fatal injuries. Greer pleaded not guilty and is being held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

TACOMA — A 31-year-old man was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son, who died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

Dedric Lamar Greer was charged with second-degree murder for punching the toddler, Sayvon Jordan, in the abdomen, causing fatal injuries.

Greer pleaded not guilty and is being held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

On Saturday morning, Greer and his girlfriend took Sayvon to the hospital because he appeared “stiff” and was unresponsive, prosecutors said. Doctors determined the boy had been dead for some time and notified police.

The night before, prosecutors said, the boy’s mother left Greer alone with Sayvon for an hour. When she returned, the boy was sick, listless and had been throwing up.

Greer told detectives that Sayvon had choked on a rock and he performed the Heimlich maneuver to make him spit up the rock. He claimed he got the rock out of Sayvon’s mouth but continued to give him the Heimlich maneuver several more times.

Prosecutors said the children that lived in the home told detectives they saw Greer grab Sayvon by the neck, throw him on the bed and say, “Stupid baby, go to sleep!” They also said Greer pushed his fists into the boy’s stomach, and hit him in the head with a flat iron.

The medical examiner also found scars of varying age on Sayvon's body and, according to prosecutors, the medical examiner believes the same abdominal trauma had been occurring for weeks.

Greer, his girlfriend and the children had only been in the area for a few days after traveling on a bus from Arkansas to Tacoma, the prosecutor's office said.

They were living in a home in the 2500 block of South J Street in Tacoma.

Police say they alerted the state's Child Protective Services about their current investigation.

 

 

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8 comments

  • Ralph

    This kind of story keeps repeating over and over. Ladies, a lowlife boyfriend mooching off of you isn’t the recipe for happiness.

  • Garydcleary

    >>>>my co-worker’s sister-in-law makes $63 hourly on the computer>>> She has been out of work for 5 months but last month her income was $19213 just working on the computer for a few hours. over here>>>> Read More .

  • Cindra Broenner

    I HAVE SAID THIS OVER AND OVER AND OVER…THE MALE CHILD OF A GIRLFRIEND WILL ALWAYS BE KILLED BY THE BOYFREIND…IT IS THE BOYFRIEND”S WAY OF THIS MALE CHILD TO NOT CHALLENGE THE BOYFRIEND…AND DOES NOT WANT SOME OTHER”S MAN CHILD TO BE A REMINDER OF THAT OTHER MAN-THE MALE DNA/GENES,ETC…THE BOYFRIEND NEVER KILLS THE FEMALE CHILD OF THAT SAME GIRLFRIEND.
    WHEN ARE YOU AS A MOTHER OF THESE CHILDREN GOING TO GET THIS THROUGH THEIR THICK SKULLS?

  • Matt Bronsink

    Im so tired of these stories about toddlers being tortured and killed. They make me sick. When are we going to start doing something about it already…so were going to pay to feed this loser for however many years a court determines that boys life was worth. He should suffer the same fate in the same fashion, that should be the new standard for all these child beating assholes that think its acceptable to knock around a baby thats so small and helpless