David Lee Sinnett from Florida beat an innocent 2-year-old boy who suffers from a speech impediment with a hanger, just because the toddler was unable to pronounce his sister’s name.
Sinnett, 32, beat the boy so severely he suffered a fractured orbital bone and a black eye, said Karrie Eleazer, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
The toddler’s mom and sister witnessed the alleged attack and told police that the beating was the result of the mispronunciation.
Sinnett reportedly denied hitting the boy over his ability to pronounce the name. Instead, he reportedly told detectives he hit the boy because he came too close to an electrical outlet.
Polk County police would not release the sister or mother’s name to protect the identity of the boy.
Sinnett was arrested on one count of aggravated child abuse and booked in the Polk County jail.
Sinnett has been in Polk County Jail eight times before, most recently on second-degree murder charges. He served five years in state prison for those crimes.