Police have a charged a 23-year-old man for brutally beating his girlfriend's four-year-old son because the kid would not stop kicking the car seat, according to court documents.
Jamail Wagner is charged with injury to a child.
Wagner told police he "was taking [the child] to day care when he told him to stop kicking the back of the seat, or he would hit [the child]," court documents say. The child "continued to kick the seat, so he stopped the car on the side street by [the] day care and turned around and punched him in the arm four or five times, with a closed fist using his knuckles."
The child, though, says Wagner also kicked him and stomped on his face. The boy was hospitalized with bruising to the face, chest and arms and kidney failure "due to numerous internal injuries," the documents say.
Wagner further explained his action to cops by saying "he was mad at [the child] for defecating on himself the day before."
Wagner lived with the girlfriend and her children near Stella Link and Bellfort; the woman had gone to work and Wagner was to take the kids to day care.
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He dropped off the boy's sister after the alleged incident, but he said he took the boy home because he was crying. When the child settled down, he took him to day care, where the kid stayed until staffers called his mother to tell her he was continuously vomiting.
Wagner faces a felony charge.