Saturday, June 2, 2007

Man charged in boy's death

June 1, 2007

CAPE CORAL -- A man banned from having contact with his girlfriend's 3-year-old son has been charged with the child's death, officials said.

Zahid Jones and his two older siblings were removed from their mother's home March 7 after case workers found signs of abuse or neglect, said Coral Conner, a spokeswoman with the Department of Children & Families.

A judge later returned the children to Nicole Brewington's care but said her boyfriend, Kashon Averion Scott, was not allowed near them, Conner said.

A case manager visited Brewington's home May 25 and reported there was no sign of Scott, Conner said.

Someone called paramedics Tuesday and said Zahid was not breathing. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead less than an hour later, said Connie Barron, a spokeswoman for Cape Coral.

Scott, 29, of Lehigh Acres was charged with second-degree murder, she said. He was being held without bail at the Lee County Jail.

Compiled from wire reports

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