A 29-year-old man has been charged for causing the death of his girlfriend’s 4-month-old son, who he was left to care for, earlier this year in Jamaica, according to authorities.
Jhalil Williams of New Jersey was arraigned Tuesday night on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, on Jan. 24, Williams was left solely responsible for the care of his girlfriend’s infant son, Javion Durett, at her Jamaica home on 144th Avenue at about 10 p.m.
Then, sometime between midnight and 3:18 a.m. the following day, he inflicted abusive head trauma on the boy, causing his death.
Williams was then arrested on Monday after the child’s death was ruled a homicide.
“This is a truly horrific and disturbing case where a helpless 4-month-old infant was left in the care of the defendant who was the mother’s boyfriend,” Brown said. “The alleged actions of the defendant are totally incomprehensible. He now faces serious charges that could lead to his spending the rest of his life behind bars if convicted.”
Williams was ordered to be held without bail and is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 4. If convicted, he faces up of 25 years to life in prison.