Police: 2-year-old boy dies after mother punched him in the stomach

TAMPA - Tampa police say a 2-year-old boy died after he was punched in the stomach by his mother. 24-year-old Quanyisha Thompson turned herself in Friday afternoon.

On October 1, officers responded to 3809 Jackson Court after a report of an infant who was not breathing. The child, Joshua Worthy, was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Later that week, Thompson admitted that she punched her son in the stomach four days before he died.

Autopsy result revealed the boy died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.  After consulting with the Medical Examiner's Office and the State Attorney's Office, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant today.

Detectives had asked for the public's help in finding Thompson before she surrendered.


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