DATE: Friday, Oct.23, 2009 at approximately 2:26 p.m.
LOCATION: 1004 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
The police have arrested a couple in connection with the death of a child Friday afternoon at the above address. Steven Dadaille, 26, and his girlfriend and the mother of the child, Myrna Chen Phang, 25 were busted on second-degree murder charges in the death of 4-year-old Jayden Lenescar.
Jayden was found unconscious in the apartment. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was declared. The Daily News reports that Jayden was fatally beaten with fists over a two-day period.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled it a homicide and said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
The child’s father, Mackenzy Lenescar told the News, “He was my only child. I have nothing now … He didn’t deserve this.”
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 25, 2009