I am so glad that this has been dealt with swiftly.
Christopher's family can now have some sense of peace knowing that this monster is going to be tried for his death. Too bad the death penalty does'nt work quickly. Hopefully, the outcome will be justice for this poor little boy and his family!!
Moran charged with murder in baby’s deathBy MARK LAW/Special to The Review
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STEUBENVILLE - Joseph K. Moran, 25, was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with the beating death of an 18-month-old boy early Monday morning at a Richmond home.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the Cuyahoga County coroner's office determined after an autopsy that Christopher Joy Jr. died as a result of multiple blunt impacts to the head resulting in brain injury.
Abdalla said he will continue working with the Cuyahoga County coroner's office to determine if the child was struck with a hand and/or another object.
"We have ideas what was used besides the hands," the sheriff said.
Abdalla said the boy's mother, Mollie Beck, had been living with Moran since January. The sheriff said the child's mother had left around 11 p.m. Sunday to go to work. The Richmond Fire and Rescue Squad was notified around 2:30 a.m. Monday that the child wasn't breathing. The boy was pronounced dead at Trinity Medical Center West.
Abdalla said the Joy family said they noticed bruising on the child at different times. The family claims county children services was contacted. The family also said the children services agency didn't check on the claims. Abdalla said the sheriff's office was never notified about calls made to children services.
Elizabeth Ferron, Jefferson County Job and Family Services director, said the agency has no comment at this time.
The sheriff noted the boy's mother and grandmother said at the hospital that the child had recently fallen and struck his head on a toy. But, when shown her son's body, the mother said the heavy bruising on his face wasn't there when she went to work Sunday night, Abdalla said.