Man Due In Court In Murder Of Girlfriend’s 18-Month-Old Son

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 23-year-old South Side man is expected in bond court Thursday, accused of killing his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports, authorities say the little boy, Adonis Bright, died of multiple injuries – including a ruptured bowel, fractured ribs, head trauma and bruises on his face, back and chest.

At noon Thursday, his mother’s boyfriend, Tinnell Smith, of the 4800 block of South Calumet Avenue, will appear in bond court in the Cook County Criminal Courthouse, in charges of first-degree murder.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says it investigated allegations of abuse against Adonis’ mother last year, but decided they were unfounded. The department then started a new investigation against the mother in April.

A DCFS spokesman says there is another child in the family – an infant – who has been placed in foster care.

  • dan

    Just saw an article on my home page that the latest census says there are fewer black teens in US cities. With the amount of stories in the news these days about crimes committed by black thugs (yes I know this loser is not a teen) it is fair to say that there is a huge genetic problem within the black race. In the next census data should be taken to figure out what the exact number of criminals overall in the black population is1in10? 3in 10? 7in10? Fewer back teens committing more crime!

    This more than terrorism is going to bring this country down. What is the count for muslim extremists? 1 in 10,000? 1in 100,000?

    Just wait till the bangers start using IED’s on the south side!

    • Tyreese

      @dan, I really hope Mr.NWA has a chance to read your comment. This huge genetic problem should be addresed by someone within that group.

      • Leroy Goldberg

        Tyreese I agree 100%, we could not find a better representative than him.

  • Primetime Editorials

    i hope he gets life in the slammer
    what a loser he is a nasty animal

  • Lyndia

    This something I guess I will never understand: Why would any decent woman with an OUNCE of sense leave their child with their boyfriend especially when the man is not the child’s father. Also, what kind of investigation did DCFS conduct? RIP baby. DEATH TO THE STEP DADDY AND MAMMY.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Just another NWAgro.

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