Man told 2-year-old to fight before beating him to death
PENNSAUKEN TWP. — At some point after Jamil Baskerville Jr., 2, died Saturday night, his mother told police that she saw her boyfriend punch the boy, sending him flying into the wall. But she did not reveal that when she first called 911 to report that her son was unresponsive.
On the recording of the 911 call, the woman can be heard crying and asking for help because her son vomited and then became unresponsive. She mentioned that bruises were appearing on her son’s chest, but did not say he had been punched.
The man who allegedly abused both her and the child that night was in the room, trying to give Baskerville CPR, according to the call.
Zachary Tricoche, 24, who is charged with murdering the boy, even took the phone briefly before the call ended.