Texas man accused of kidnapping 4-year-old Cash Gernon from his home in Dallas last month has been charged with capital murder in the child’s death.
Darriynn Brown, 18, is facing the new charge after laboratory results revealed new forensic evidence linking him to Gernon at the time of the child’s death, Dallas police said late Wednesday without going into detail.
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Brown was already facing charges of abduction and theft after surveillance footage from the home where Gernon resided appears to show him taking the boy from his crib and carrying him away from the camera point of view before his death.
A jogger found Gernon dead on a street in the southwest Dallas neighborhood on the morning of May 15th.
“I remember looking at his bad body and I remember seeing ants at the base of his feet,” neighbor Antwainese Square, who discovered the body, told Fox & Friends First last month. . “I can not see what I saw.”
The Dallas County Medical Examiner determined that Cash’s death was a homicide due to multiple stab wounds. Police have said it appeared the child suffered a violent death and that “an angular weapon” was used.
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Brown remained incarcerated Thursday in Dallas with a $ 1.6 million bail.
His lawyer, Heath Harris, told the Dallas Morning News that he was frustrated by the slow release of information from authorities about the case.
“It’s almost a month after this tragedy and I’m still waiting to prepare for this child’s defense,” he said. “We can not do that until we have all the evidence.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.