Loinell Dangerfield accused of killing girlfriend’s baby Zhi Binford, and now father Christopher Dangerfield accused of killing his son, Tyrese Short.
SHOCK: A Cincinnati father and son have been accused of the worst possible crimes — killing two children. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Tyrese Short, 3, was killed by Christopher Dangerfield, 48, and Zhi Merah Binford, three months old, was killed by son Loinell Dangerfield, 26. Zhi wasn’t even his biological child. It was his girlfriend’s daughter with another man. Talk about the fruit not falling far from the tree.
Tyrese was pronounced dead Tuesday at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Zhi was discovered dead on a couch in South Fairmount on May 31. Her skull had been fractured and her ribs broken. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has recommended the death penalty for Lionell Dangerfield, 26.
That case could go to trial in March. “Like father, like son,” Grace Dangerfield, Christopher Dangerfield’s stepmother, said Tuesday evening. Grace Dangerfield, 77, said Tyrese was a happy child and appeared to be no trouble for her stepson, who had been arrested three times in the year leading up to a court awarding him custody of Tyrese. His 12 other arrests include drug trafficking, assaulting a police officer and theft. Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Why would the Juvenile court have awarded custody to Christopher Dangerfield, a habitual criminal? Some people just can’t be rehabilitated. Besides, where was Tyrese’s mother? She also has a hand in his untimely death. Some people just don’t deserve the honor of being parents. According to the Enquirer, ever since Tyrese was born, caseworkers with the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services had been involved in his life. That is such a tragedy. If it’s any consolation, these two animals won’t be out on the streets again because the a judge, specifically Judge Heather Russell, has ordered Christopher Dangerfield to be held on a $500,000 bond. His son, Lionell Dangerfield, is being held on a $1 million bond.