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Mother sentenced for abuse of 18-month-old, child found covered in bruises restrained in hot room

Father of child called DSS in fear of son's care
Mother sentenced for abuse of 18-month-old, child found covered in bruises restrained in hot room
Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 19:16:55-04

A Baltimore mother has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for pleading to a count of child abuse that resulted in the death of her 18-month-old son.

Police and first responders were dispatched to the scene of the 2600 block of Shirley Avenue on August of 2016 when they found 18-month-old Jayden Johnson lifeless in a bedroom.

Officials reported that the room that the boy was found in was warm with barely any air circulating. Hospital officials reported that in an attempt to revive him, they noticed that his body temperature was at 102 degrees, his bones were protruding, his eyes were noticeably sunken, and his body was covered in bruises.

An autopsy was performed on the boy and it was determined that he had died from a combination of malnutrition, dehydration, and blunt force trauma to his head which caused bleeding on his brain

The mother's boyfriend Brian Johns admitted to wrapping Jayden in several blankets, restraining him, and hitting him when he 'misbehaved' while Brown allowed him to do so.

Prior to the incident, court documents show that Jayden's father called DSS (Department of Social Services) for their assistance in locating his son in fear of his caretaking.

Brown was sentenced to 40 years and Johns is set to be sentenced on August 21, 2018 and faces the same penalty of 40 years.