Dad Charges With Murder After Using Hot Water To Discipline His 7-Year-Old Son Resulting In His Death, Police Say

Photo Credit: Manchester Police Department

A New Hampshire man is behind bars after he allegedly poured hot water on his 7-year-old to


him later causing his death from severe burns, per the NY Post.

Murtadah Mohammad, 25, was finally charged with second-degree murder for the tragic death of his son Jaevion Riley who died on Jan. 24. Mohammad had already been charged with

“assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsifying physical evidence,”

for the same case. Those charges are expected to be dropped and bumped up to the murder charge which will be prosecuted by the state Attorney General’s office, officials said.

On Jan. 17 police were called to a Manchester apartment, where they discovered the boy in the shower with severe burn marks to his face and body, police said. According to a report by NBC Boston, the child was already unconscious and not breathing when they arrived. The boy was taken to a Massachusetts hospital where he was placed in a coma. He died a week later from his injuries.  

Mohammad later confessed to using hot water and physical force to discipline his son, the outlet reported citing the dad’s affidavit. The child’s mother, Rainah Riley had previously made a complaint to child services about seeing signs of abuse after the child’s visitation with his dad but nothing was done, reports note.

“This man was trying to kill my child,”

she told the outlet. 

After seeing her son’s injuries she said it looked like they were

“from boiling water or oil,”

or he may have been

“set on fire.”

She also revealed that one of the boy’s teeth had been knocked out and he had a head injury.

“It is absolutely gruesome, it is horrific, and it is sickening to look at,”

the mom said.

“It makes me physically ill looking at my own son because of what this man did to him.”

“The system has failed not only my child, but so many children,”

the mom said.

“And something needs to be done, because this isn’t OK. It’s not. Like, when is enough enough?”

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