A Texas babysitter has been charged with capital murder after telling police he used ‘several wrestling-style moves and a football hold’ on a one-year-old boy who later died.
Marvin Rex Lake, 24, was arrested following the death of Ahren Joshua DeHart who suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, brain damage and hemorrhaging of the lung.
Lake, of El Paso, is initially said to have told police he had no idea how the boy was hurt, KFOX14 reports.
But he later admitted carrying out the wrestling moves and putting him in a football hold after getting upset that at DeHart had ripped a pillow, cops say.
Lake is said to have admitted anger issues, saying he did not know his own strength.
Police say he later insisted: ‘I did not hurt his head. I only caused the internal injuries.’
The victim was being watched by Lake, along with two other children, on April 13 while their mothers were at work.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Lauren Fruen