The Texas man accused of kidnapping and killing 4-year-old Cash Gernon from his Dallas home in May was handed a new capital murder charge after investigators found the child’s blood on his clothing and sunglasses, a report says.
Darriynn Brown, 18, already faced kidnapping and theft charges after surveillance footage from the home where Gernon was staying on May 15 appears to show him taking the boy from his crib and carrying him away from the camera’s view before his death. A jogger found the child lying dead in a street later that morning.
“I remember looking at his poor body and I remember seeing ants on the bottom of his feet,” neighbor Antwainese Square, who discovered the body, told “Fox & Friends First.” “I can’t unsee what I saw.”
The Dallas County Medical Examiner determined Cash’s death was a homicide as a result of multiple stab wounds.
Police have said it appeared the child suffered a violent death and that “an edged weapon” was used.
Brown remains jailed in Dallas on $1.6 million bail.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace and the Associated Press contributed to this report.