Severely beaten 3-year-old boy passes away

NEW YORK (KTRK) -- A 3-year-old boy who was severely beaten sadly passed away Sunday night at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

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.

He reportedly told police the child fell in the bathtub, but investigators say 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 says based on that alone, Lucchesse never should have been allowed to babysit his son.

The city has now launched an investigation into ACS, as well.
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