3-year-old boy dies after being severely beaten in New York

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Monday, December 5, 2016

NEW YORK -- A 3-year-old boy who was severely beaten sadly passed away Sunday night at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Jaden Jordan was allegedly assaulted by 24-year-old Salvatore Lucchesse, the boyfriend of Jordan's mother, at their home in Gravesend, Brooklyn.

Lucchesse was arraigned last week on four counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The charges are expected to be upgraded following Jaden's death.

Lucchesse reportedly told police the child fell in the bathtub, but investigators said he was so badly beaten that he suffered a lacerated liver and lost a large amount of oxygen.

Lucchesse has an arrest history with 12 domestic violence incidents. Aliyev said based on that alone, Lucchesse never should have been allowed to babysit his son.

The city has now launched an investigation into the Administration for Child Services, as well.