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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A three-year-old is dead, and tonight we’re learning more about what happened. Last week, Jaronn McAllister II was pronounced dead at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Search warrants obtained by WWAY paint a picture of chaos leading up to a police chase through Brunswick County.

According to a search warrant, a preliminary autopsy says McAllister was killed by internal bleeding of the liver due to blunt force trauma. But how did the three-year-old receive his injuries? The affidavit explains the situation that may have led up to the child’s death.

Candice Young told investigators that Montey Murray was babysitting her son, Jaronn, Febuary 29th while she was at work. The warrant says Murray and another man, Jessie Holt, were at Young’s apartment in Shallotte that night, watching the boy. Murray said he went to bed and Jaronn was fine, then woke up the next morning and found the boy laying on the living room floor, hot to the touch. Holt says Jaronn was up throughout the night but he never knew he was sick.

According to the warrant, after Murray tried to cool Jaronn down with a damp washcloth and a cool bath, he said he needed to borrow a car to take the child to the hospital. A neighbor drove them to Brunswick Novant. The warrant says during the drive, Murray said “if you pump his stomach he will be OK.”

Fifteen minutes after Jaronn arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead. That’s when Murray left, reportedly punching walls on his way out, and later led police on a chase.

A number of items were collected from the Shallotte apartment during the search. The most notable: two plastic bags full of white powder, two bottles of prescription drugs, a wash cloth covered in vomit, and five bags of marijuana, found in the little boy’s room, as well as multiple blood samples collected around the apartment.

An official autopsy and toxicology report could take up to eight weeks to get back from the state. Jaronn’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Leland.

Murray is still in jail under $1 million secured bond.

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33 Comments on "Three-year-old’s death linked to blunt force trauma; drugs found during search"

James Marks
2015 years 10 months ago

This “mother” should be sent to prison along with her boyfriend. What kind of mother leaves her sick baby at home with known drug dealers? How can you people even live with yourselves after defending a person like this? Are you all that jaded and flippant about your duties as parents that you would have done the same?

I am shocked and appalled that so many of you are more worried about protecting your friend than you are about this baby’s life. You seem to be more worried about the fact that they had to “pay” for the funeral than the fact that Jarron is gone.

2015 years 10 months ago

the mother does deserve and will get jail time. montey will get jail time. mothers can no longer just leave their children with just anybody anymore. when something bad happens to that child-it all go back to mama left him there alone with a dopehead.

Grand Ole Party
2015 years 10 months ago

You tell us to get our facts straight, well they are pretty simple facts. I will help you out with them.
FACT the sorry mother left her sick three year old son with a druggie and his thug druggie friend.
FACT the three year old was killed by blunt force trauma.
FACT the thug boyfriend dumped the kid at the hospital and then ran from the law.
FACT the sorry mother was an adult and KNEW who she was dating and KNEW what he was all about.
By the way genius, when you call people stupid, morons, and dumbasses you are judging them also. If it’s okay for you to judge, it is okay for us to judge. So please stick another crack pipe in those lips and keep them closed.

Tia I am
2015 years 10 months ago

omgosh. I cant beleive what u ppl r saying. The mother wasnt home but so what. U guys have no rigjt too judge anybody. Im sure yes every one is intitled to their own opinion but if you dont know the whole situation just dont say nothing. What of it was one of your friends or family? Everyone is bashing the mother and the perp but how bout try being their for the mother like you would want someone to be there for you in your time of need. Im just saying

2015 years 10 months ago

Everyone that has something negative to say about the Mother needs to shut their mouth… She was working dumbasses.. she wasn’t there. Yall don’t know her so don’t judge. Yall sound like Morans who have nothing better in life but to sit on yall’s asses and start negative forums about something/people you have no idea about. I went to school with her and she was honor roll student and a fantastic mother. She works at the hospital…what does that mean smart assess?? They do/require drug screenings….hellloooo…if she was apart of the drugs would she have a job…No. Jerron was a happy kid, very evident. Get your facts straight before running those worthless chops. Also remember, We all have to face the man upstairs one day, and he does not like people who judge others.

No mother or father ever plans on planning a funeral especially a handsome/happy 3 year old. It would be worth it to think before you post negative about someone you have no clue about. Nobody in the media or sheriffs department has not mentioned anything about her being involved.

You negative posters better hope you don’t have kids or grandkids bc karma sucks. You have no heart if all you can most is negative post. That’s by far what the parents or family would want to read.


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