Donald Martin Jr, a Georgetown resident, has recently pleaded guilty in the death of his 11-year-old autistic grandson’s death. Court documents suggest that Martin Jr., who weighs 400 pounds, crushed the boy attempted to subdue the child who was throwing a fit.
Ohio Man Said He Didn’t Mean to Kill His Autistic Grandson
On Thursday, 58-year-old Donald Martin Jr. of Georgetown, Ohio admitted before the judge and jury that he’s responsible for the death of his 11-year-old step-grandson. With Martin Jr. pleading guilty to one count of reckless homicide, the court will reconvene on the 8th of May to pass down its sentence in the accused’s case.
Based on the suspect’s confession and his wife’s police interview, the authorities were able to determine what happened on the day Martin Jr’s step-grandson died.
Sam Martin, the autistic boy’s biological father, who was later identified as Dylan Davis, declared that his son was a very difficult child on account of his diagnosis. Martin told the police that as Dylan grew older, his behavior became more and more erratic.
However, Martin pointed out that the boy appeared to be calmer when he was spending his time with Donald Martin Jr., his step-grandfather. As a result, the boy was taken to Donald and his wife each time his family had troubles with him.
Donald’s wife said that on the day Dylan died, she and her husband were sitting in the living room when the boy stormed into the room. Being familiar with the boy’s temper tantrums, Martin Jr. pinned the child against the sofa and waiting for his fit to pass.
Unfortunately, after holding him in that position for several minutes, the Ohio man, who weighs around 400 pounds, realized that his autistic grandson was no longer breathing and called the authorities. Dylan Davis was later declared dead and his step-grandfather arrested and charged with reckless homicide.
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