NYPD: Brownsville dad arrested in son's torture

Police have arrested a Brooklyn father who they say tortured his 3-year-old son by allegedly forcing him to kneel on Legos, shooting him with a B.B. gun, burning and whipping him in Brownsville. Investigators

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2016, 12:50 AM

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NYPD: Brownsville dad arrested in son's torture
Police have arrested a Brooklyn father who they say tortured his 3-year-old son by allegedly forcing him to kneel on Legos, shooting him with a B.B. gun, burning and whipping him in Brownsville.
Investigators arrested Leonardo DeCouite, 23, on several counts of felony assault.
The child's mother was also arrested on charges of assault and child endangerment.
Police say the child's grandmother reported the abuse in a 911 call.


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