Crime

Teen Allegedly Snatches Boy, 4, from Bed, Stabs to Death and Dumps Body

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The often-used phrase “senseless crime” doesn’t begin to describe the evil committed against a 4-year-old boy who was ripped from his crib and brutally murdered.

It happened early Saturday morning in a Dallas residential neighborhood but authorities still aren’t sure what motivated the alleged killer, 18-year-old Darriynn Brown, to commit such a heinous crime, The Dallas Morning News reported.

According to police, surveillance footage from inside the home showed Brown lift Cash Gernon from his crib and carry him out at around 5 that morning.

Cash and his twin brother were staying at the home of their biological father’s girlfriend, Monica Sherrod, but the unnamed father had not made contact with them since he left in March.

The boys’ biological mother was unaware that the father had left the children with Sherrod and “has been conducting an extensive search for her sons for an extended amount of time,” according to a Dallas Police Department statement.

Sherrod contacted the police just before 11 a.m. Saturday to report him missing, according to the Morning News, and officials were able to identify Cash’s body through cellphone videos and photos of the boy. Sherrod also identified Brown, who was staying at his parents’ home nearby, as the suspect from the surveillance video.

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