Timothy Reed was charged with the murder of three year old Desmond Brown, whose body was found inside a home in the 2000 block of Rue Racine in Marrero, La., earlier this week.
An autopsy determined the child died of homicidal asphyxiation and gasoline was also found at the home. Timothy Reed, 34, was the boyfriend of Desmond Brown’s mother. He was found hiding the a bathroom at a New Orleans East motel.
A multi-agency effort led to Reed’s arrest. Officials said he admitted taking the boy with him on Mardi Gras and being with him at the time of his death, but they don’t believe the confession was “completely truthful.”
Reed was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on one count each of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, attempted aggravated arson along with attachments for domestic battery and non-payment of child support. Source