DeAndre GreenDeAndre Green

DeAndre lived in Long Beach, California with his mother and her boyfriend. He was only 2 years old. When DeAndre was visiting his dad and other family memebers they grew concerned. DeAndre had bruises. DeAndre told them that his mothers boyfriend would hurt him. On one occation busting his lip. They told county child welfare and the police. DeAnde  also had other family members looking for help for the boy. They were told a child welfare check would be done. Even after so many calls from so many family members no check was done. DeAndre would not get the help his family was trying to get for him. DeAndre would be beaten so severly that it would take his life.

 

Deandre Green, 2

Died March 20, 2010 at 6:55 p.m.

Deandre Green, a 2-year-old black boy, died Saturday, March 20, in the 3100 block of Springdale Drive in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Hector Ernest Jr., a 26-year-old black man from Hawthorne, is accused of slaying Deandre, who was pronounced dead Saturday at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, police said.

Hospital officials called police after the boy was taken to the facility by his mother and Ernest, her boyfriend. Hospital staff tried unsuccessfully to revive Deandre, whose body showed signs of physical abuse, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Detectives believe neighbors may have heard Deandre crying or being abused, according to Long Beach police.

Members of Deandre's family said they had warned police and Los Angeles County child welfare officials at least twice about possible abuse in the last few months of the child's life.

Deandre's father told The Times in an interview Tuesday that in October he had taken his son to the Hawthorne Police Department to show officials bruises on the child's chest and stomach. Deandre's cousin said she had called the county Department of Children and Family Services in February to report her concerns.

The cousin, Lavetta Jones, and other family members said their calls went unreturned for weeks. At one point, someone at the county agency told them the person they needed to talk to was on vacation, the family members said.

"It wasn't as urgent as it should have been," the boy's grandmother, Sharlynn Pinkard, 43, said. "We truly sensed something wasn't right."

 

Long Beach man sentenced in beating death of 2-year-old boy

update
May 4, 2011 | 11:01pm

 

A Long Beach man charged with beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son to death was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years to life in state prison.

 Hector Ernest Jr., 27, was charged with the March 2010 killing of Deandre Green, who died from blunt-force trauma to his abdomen, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

The boy's mother, Cameo Green, 23, was previously sentenced to six years in state prison after she was convicted of felony child abuse for permitting the child to be harmed, prosecutors said.

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