In a tragic turn of events, a mother who claimed her 2-year-old son was abducted by a stranger has admitted to murdering her child, police say.
Charisse Stinson, 21, of Largo, Florida was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of her son Jordan Belliveau on Tuesday night, according to the Largo Police Department. The arrest came hours after the toddler’s body was discovered in a wooded area.
“This was a sad end to Jordan’s life,” police said.
Initially, Belliveau was at the center of a statewide Amber Alert after Stinson said that a man in his twenties abducted her son on Saturday. Police drew up a sketch of the suspect, a man with gold teeth and dreadlocks who drove a white Toyota Camry. Stinson claimed that she accepted a ride from this stranger, and then he hit her so hard that she was knocked unconscious. She claimed she woke up around 1:30 a.m.on Sunday in a park without her son.
Now, police say that man never even existed.
According to an affidavit, obtained by to WFTS in Tampa Bay, Stinson allegedly struck her son in the face with the back of her hand "in a moment of frustration.” That strike “caused the back of his head to strike an interior wall of her home. After the blow to the head, the victim suffered seizures during the night, which [led] to further decline [in his health], resulting in his death."
Police say the mother never sought medical attention for her suffering son. Rather, she allegedly took him to the woods to die.
She is being held without bail.
[Photos: Largo Police Department]
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