Council Bluffs, IA-Iowa police say a 2 year old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.
Larry Murphy, 31, is charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He’s jailed on more than $1 million bail.
Police say the boy’s mother said Murphy was staying with her and her sons at a Council Bluffs motel when he became angry at the 2 year old for taking his cellphone. She said he sat on the boy for around 20 seconds on a motel bed.
The boy became unresponsive. Police say he was pronounced dead at the hospital where a doctor noticed signs of asphyxiation.
Police say Murphy is 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.