Mother’s Boyfriend Beats 2-year-old to Death
A man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s toddler son to death in South Jersey over the weekend.
Authorities said the 2-year-old boy’s mother called 9-1-1 Saturday night when she realized the child was unresponsive in the Pennsauken apartment where they live. But it was too late: Doctors at Cooper University Hospital pronounced the little boy dead at 12:08 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said he suffered injuries including severe blunt-force trauma to his organs and torso area, along with internal bleeding.
Police investigated and quickly arrested 24-year-old Zachary Tricoche, of Pennsauken, for allegedly beating the child to death. Tricoche is the mother’s boyfriend, police said.
Neighbors of the apartment on Mansion Boulevard near Frosthoffer Avenue said they saw an ambulance at the home late Saturday night, and then police cars parked outside and detectives coming in and out of the home through the night and into Sunday, NBC10’s Cydney Long reported.