Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2020-10-14 06:12:42 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — A man who died in Nashville, a two-year-old child, was charged with murder.
According to his arrest affidavit, 33-year-old Rosell Westmoreland was put in jail late Tuesday night. He is detained without a bond.
Investigators said last Friday that both Metropolis and the Nashville Fire Department were called in to help an unconscious two-year-old boy at his home on North Second Street in the McFerrin Park district. The child was taken to Monroe Karel at the Junior Children’s Hospital, where he died.
Doctors told Metro Police that the infant suffered serious injuries, including two skull fractures, nine rib fractures, and severe internal injuries such as liver and lung lacerations. According to the arrest report, doctors told police that the death of the child was the result of these injuries.
Investigators said Westmoreland was detained on Tuesday night with an unpaid warrant. During the interview, Westmoreland reportedly admitted to beating the child.
According to his arrest report, Westmoreland told police that he was angry because the child was whining.
The suspect admitted to police that he had “striked the victim’s boy’s head and torso many times and forcibly pushed his child to the side of the bathtub.”
Westmoreland told police to pick up the child, dress it, and put it in bed. Police reported that he left home despite finding the boy having difficulty breathing.
According to court records, Westmoreland was convicted of high murder in 2016 and was on probation for aggravated assault. Westmoreland has been imprisoned for criminal murder and charged with violating probation.
Westmore will appear in court on Thursday, October 15th.