HOUSTON - It’s been a difficult few days for the family. Not only are they forced to deal with losing their 2-year-old, but they don’t know how they will bury him.
His smile could light up a room and his personality was infectious. Just ask his uncle, Daron Davis.
“His smile. He wasn’t a selfish kid. He would say ‘here car play, here I, you, we play,’” Davis said.
But 2-year-old Jashaun Davis is gone forever. Cops said the little boy died in the hands of his father, 24-year-old Tyrone Jefferson.
“My nephew peed on himself and that was the trigger,” said Davis. “It started with a belt. From what we understand escalated into him punching him, face, chest, face, chest.”
It happened on Thursday afternoon at the child’s mother’s apartment at City View Place in north Houston.
The mother was at work and the father was babysitting, but he denied the allegations to us that day.
“I ain’t gonna beat my son. Ya’ll say I beat my son? I don’t beat my son. Whoop him with a belt? Saw me beating on him? Wow,” Jefferson said.
And hearing those words make Davis’ uncle cringe. Meanwhile the child’s mother is a lost soul, who couldn’t keep it together during our interview.
“He would’ve been 3 April 30. For him to be so innocent, so sweet, so young and to to go…him punching hand,” Davis said. “He’s helpless, defenseless.”
The 2-year-old’s family wants to bury him on Saturday, but they don’t know if they can. It will cost them up to $10,000.
As for Jefferson, he’s being held without bail on capitol murder charges.
To help with the funeral, make donations to the Jashaun A. Davis Memorial Fund at any Bank of America.