Published On: Sat, Nov 9th, 2013

Florida mother Quanyisha Thompson punches 2-year-old son, Joshua Worthy, dead after 4 days

Police are reporting that they have arrested a Tampa woman after her some has died from a “punch” four days earlier.

Quanyisha Sharell Thompson

Quanyisha Sharell Thompson

Quanyisha Sharell Thompson, age 24, has been charged after autopsy results revealed the 2-year-old boy, Joshua Worthy, died from

Tampa police say a 2-year-old boy died after he was punched in the stomach by his mother. 24-year-old Quanyisha Thompson turned blunt force trauma to the abdomen. ¬†Detective says they obtained a warrant and arrested Thompson on Friday after consulting with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office.

Thompson admitted that she punched the boy in the stomach four days prior to his death on October 1. Officials had responded to an emergency call that the toddler was not breathing.

Worthy was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he died.

He was Thompson’s fourth child and her first boy, according to her family. Neighbors said she and her boyfriend kept to themselves according to a report by Tampabay.com

The same article details the boy and his aunt having fun in church and comments from a another neighbor – read more here


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