Kansas City police arrested 23-year-old Mirsad Hamidovic after he confessed to jumping up and down repeatedly on the chest of a two-year-old boy. When the toddler lost consciousness, it is reported that Hamidovic even started shaking the child violently after he panicked.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a man who beat up an alleged rape suspect was then arrested on assault charges for beating up his girlfriend.
Police were called to an apartment in Kansas City where paramedics were working on saving the toddler’s life. The boy’s mother said she left the child in Hamidovic’s care and the man also has three biological children of his own. Hamidovic, at first, gave differing accounts of how the boy was injured, but then admitted the boy was lying on his back on a bed with his head partially on a window sill when the unthinkable happened.
Court documents stated the following, according to Fox 6.
“The suspect jumped up in the air and came down on the victim’s chest and the victim’s head may have hit the window sill… The suspect said the victim was on his back on the ground when the suspect jumped off the bed up in the air and came down on the victim’s chest with his forearms in front of him. He did this twice. The suspect stated the victim was coughing up blood and he cleaned the blood off the victim’s mouth in a panic.”
After he realized the child was not conscious, Hamidovic violently shook the boy, sending his arms and head flailing about. The toddler suffered head and brain injuries, including bruising on his brain in addition to a lacerated liver caused by being jumped on. Court documents do not indicate whether Hamidovic called 911, but the boy was then taken to a hospital and put on life support.
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office initially charged Mirsad Hamidovic with two counts of felony child abuse and two counts of first-degree domestic assault. Unfortunately, the victim died at the hospital on Saturday night. According to the Kansas City Star, it’s expected the charges may be updated to reflect the child’s death, although no new charges have been filed as of Sunday afternoon. Prosecutors are asking for the suspect to be held on $500,000 bond.