After allegedly beating his crying 4-month-old boy to death in a West Englewood bedroom, 17-year-old Willie Brown played video games.
Brown, who was Demari Brown’s primary caregiver, is charged with the Thursday
beating of his son, who a witness said had been crying at a home in the 6000
block of South Honore Street. At about 10 a.m., Brown was
alone in the bedroom with the boy when his crying suddenly stopped.
Brown then emerged from the bedroom and began playing video games. Soon after, a witness went into the bedroom and found Demari
unresponsive. Brown lives on the 2400 Block of West Gladys Avenue.
The infant was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and pronounced dead. At the
hospital, Brown’s girlfriend asked him what he had done to her child and he
tearfully responded, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry”.
Demari suffered blunt force trauma to the head, a skull fracture, internal
bleeding and rib fractures. He also had healing fractures in his ribs
and a wrist. The infant died of multiple blunt force injuries from
Police said the infant was given a bath and placed in a crib for a nap by the
grandmother. The baby's mother checked on the child and discovered the child was
The victim's father was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree